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This is a blog for John Weber. One of my joys in life is helping others get ahead in life. Content here will be focused on that from this date forward. John was a Skype for Business MVP (2015-2018) - before that, a Lync Server MVP (2010-2014). I used to write a variety of articles (https://tsoorad.blogspot.com) on technical issues with a smattering of other interests. I have a variety of certifications dating back to Novell CNE and working up through the Microsoft MCP stack to MCITP multiple times. FWIW, I am on my third career - ex-USMC, retired US Army. I have a fancy MBA. The opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone.


SharePoint Foundation compatible application could not found


Do you get these zippy error messages when you try to open a document in SharePoint (or should I say non-SharePoint?) and are thoroughly confused as to why it worked the other day but not today?



I got these errors today, so off to UofB and UofG to find an answer.  Searching on the phrase “edit document requires foundation” or “The document could not be opened for editing. A Microsoft SharePoint Foundation compatible application could not be found to edit the document” which were two of the other error messages I got resulted in a boatload of links both MS forum and other locations. 

These links were full of advice - all of which failed.  Towards the end of my search I found a spot that mentioned doing a full repair.  I thought  - “maybe, but I just (stupidly) ran Windows Update the other day and ran about 30 updates in – which included a bunch of Office 2013 updates” and the last part convinced me that I had nothing to lose.  So off I went and did a repair.

Voila!  My sacred OneNote file is now able to open and sync and be edited.  WHY? 

I don’t know what caused this, but I suspect, as it was working a while ago, that the updates the other day borked things up somehow. If it matters, I am running win8.1x64, Office 2013 x64, and a variety of other crap that is both Microsoft and other vendors both x86 and x64.


test 02 Feb

this is a test it’s only a test this should be a picture