'Cannot download the information you requested' when opening document from SharePoint 2013 to office 2019 (desktop client)

Priti Ram 1 Reputation point


I am unable to open office (2019) documents from SharePoint 2013. I have a slightly different symptom with Office 2016 same SharePoint file - I am able to open it, but cant save to the server.

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  1. Jerry Xu-MSFT 7,916 Reputation points

    Hi, @Priti Ram ,

    First have a check with other office document file types like .xlsx, .pptx. If all kind of office documents have the same issue, please have a check with the account used in Office, ensure it has proper permission in SharePoint sites.

    And you can try to repair the office.

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  2. Priti Ram 1 Reputation point

    Hi Jerry,

    I have an update - the problem seems to have gone away as suddenly as it started. I would still like to figure out what happened.
    tried the office repair yesterday, it didn't work.
    Word came up with a challenge for the user credentials (same with excel) and the document opened but it would not allow mw to edit/ make any changes. I did not try PowerPoint.

    Any other ideas if this happens again?

    Thank you,