Office 2013: The file is corrupt and cannot be opened

I’ve been running my main work machine on Windows 8 and Office 2013 preview for about two weeks now.

I’ve noticed that when I open a office document from an email attachment or a download I get the following message in Office:

This message is not necessarily correct and could be caused by a “blocked” file… this is because the file came from “another computer” and you have to explicitly indicate that its okay:

  1. Right-click the file
  2. Select properties
  3. Click the Unblock button
  4. Click OK

You should now be able to open your file as you would expect now.

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Ralf

I work with the Microsoft cloud and live in London.

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