What to Do if Can’t find Office Applications in Windows 10/8/ 7?

A few ways are given here to find and open Office applications (Excel 2016, Word 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, OneNote 2016, etc.) from the Start screen and taskbar in Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Windows 10

You may not find your app shortcuts in the list of your All apps, on the start menu, or at the time of searching if you have more than 512 apps in Windows 10.

This issue was fixed with the Windows 10 November updateand that will download and install automatically when it will available to download and install on your device. Or you may do it manually as well.

You can use this workaround to find the apps while you’re not able to install the Windows 10 November update, or waiting to install the update. Follow the steps given below to find the missingOffice apps in Windows 10.

  1. Click Start icon and start typing the application’s name, like Word or Excel and search opens automatically as you start typing the app name. To start the application, click the application in the search result.
  2. For Office 2016, click Start > All apps, and scroll to the any Office application, like word, Excel, etc.
  3. For Office 2013, click Start > All apps, and scroll to the Microsoft Office 2013 group.

Important Tip: Pin Office applications to the taskbar or your Start screen on your desktop to open them quickly. To do so, you just need to right-click each application’s name and choose if you want to Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start.

Windows 8.1 or Windows 8

To learn the steps of finding Office applications in Windows 8, follow the instructions given below:

  1. Click Start icon and start typing the application’s name, like Word or Excel and search opens automatically as you start typing the app name. To start the application, click the application in the search result.

Important Tip: You need to search each application by name as you won’t find Office applications by searching for “Office”.

  1. Now to see the list of all your applications, swipe up or choose the arrow at the bottom of the Start screen.
  2. To see the Microsoft Office group, you may need to scroll left or right.

Important Tip: Pin Office applications to the taskbar or your Start screen on your desktop to open them quickly. To do so, you just need to right-click each application’s name and choose if you want to Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start.

Or perform an Office Online Repair if you still could not locate your Office shortcuts.

Windows 7

  1. Click Start icon andin the Search programs and files box, type the name of the application, like Excel or Word. To start the application, click on it in the search results.
  2. Now to see a list of all your applications, choose Start > All Programs.
  3. Now to see the Microsoft Office group, you might need to scroll down.

Important Tip:Pin the Office applications to your Start menu or the taskbar on your desktop to open them quickly. Right-click each application’s name and choose either Pin to Start Menu or Pin to Taskbar.

If you are still unable to locate your Office.com/setup, you can ask the experts for help. Experienced and certified technicians will help in resolving the problem you are facing.

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