How to Open Office Apps (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) in Safe Mode

Method 1: Open Office apps in Safe Mode via Windows Search

An easy way to open Office apps in Safe Mode is to use the Windows Search utility. For example, to open Word in Safe Mode, you just need to press Windows + S to run the Search utility. Then type winword.exe /safe and click Run commands to open Word in Safe Mode.

Method 2: Open Office Apps in Safe Mode via the Run Window

This method is similar to the first one because both of them require certain commands. The difference is that here you need to type the commands in the Run window.

Method 3: Open Office Apps in Safe Mode with the Ctrl Key

Alternatively, you can open Office apps in Safe Mode with the Ctrl key. Here are the detailed steps:

  1. Scroll down to find the target Office app.
  2. Right-click the app and select More > Open file location to navigate to the executable file of the Office app.
  3. Press and hold the Ctrl key, and then double-click the executable file to run the Office app in Safe Mode.

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