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Hi I am trying to open an Office document by clicking on the search results document title, however an error box pops up saying:

This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the command it was given.

From the same computer with the above error, it can open in Chrome OK.

If I copy the url of the document and paste it in to a new Window in IE, the document opens OK.

If I right click and open the document in a new tab in IE, again it opens OK.

It is only when left clicking and trying to open the document from the Search results window.

On another computer I get the same error as above in IE, and yet another third computer again it works in IE!

Screenshot of the issue is below:


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Which version of Office is this? – lgaud Feb 5 '13 at 18:13
Its Office 2013. From a machine with 2010, it seems to open OK. – g18c Feb 6 '13 at 7:55
I am seeing this problem as well on a stand alone SP2013 Foundation machine with Office 2013 installed. Not using it in Search, but getting it when trying to open an InfoPath form by clicking it in a Forms library. Right clicking and choosing 'Edit' works fine though. – Muhimbi Apr 8 '13 at 10:46

.NET has a feature to identify browser. I think you might be able to solve your issue if you update your sharepoint servers.

You might be able to verify before by switching setting IE in compatability mode to 9 and back. If you see that it is working on, then give it a try.

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Not sure if you're using SharePoint online, if so try deactivating the Minimal Download Strategy feature for the site (MDS). I had the same error when creating docs from a template and this fixed it.

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