May 29

The error message “Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable” isĀ  caused by incorrect registry values in the key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Run regedit and go to the above path.

On the right hand pane, check the value data for Cache.

It has to be:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

If it is different, double click on Cache and type:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

under value data and click ok.

Close the registry (and restart the computer) and check if it works.

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