Solved: The document could not be opened for editing. A Microsoft SharePoint Foundation compatible application could not be found to edit the document.

Problem:

An error occur when opening Microsoft document in stored on SharePoint using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

“The document could not be opened for editing. A Microsoft SharePoint Foundation compatible application could not be found to edit the document.”

Sharepoint_Error

Operation System: MS Win 7 64 bit
Browser: Internet Explorer 8
MS Sharepoint: 2010
Office: MS Office 2010 & 2013

 

 

Solutions:

1. Ensure that you are using Internet Explorer (32 bit) not the Internet Explorer (64-bit)

IE_32Bit

 

2. Verify the “Sharepoint OpenDocuments Class” addon is installed and enabled. If it is not reinstall Office.

SharePoint_OpenDocumentsClass

 

 

  1. Go to Tools in IE, click Internet Options
  2. Click Programs at the top
  3. Click “Manage add-ons” near the bottom
  4. Click Publisher, then you can see all of Microsoft Corporation together
  5. Scroll to SharePoint names (May be one or several)
  6. Make sure they are all enabled by clicking on the name; the Enable button is towards the bottom.
  7. Then click OK and OK and restart IE