[Fixed] Word Error 24 – Microsoft Windows 10/11

Sometimes you might face different issues with Microsoft Word. Here, in this article, we will focus on one of the common errors with Microsoft Word, i.e. Word Error 24.  Word Error 24 is usually caused when you try to open a file from Windows Explorer when the Preview pane is displayed. In the rarest cases, office installation is corrupted and you will face the same error. Follow the following steps to resolve the issue with MS Word.


How to resolve Word Error 24 in Windows 10 or 11

As we already discussed, Microsoft Word Error 24 can be caused either by opening a file from Windows Explorer when the Preview pane is displayed or due to the corrupted Office installation file.


We are having following solutions to resolve MS Word Error 24:

  • Turn Auto Preview off in Windows Explorer
  • Repair the Microsoft Windows Preview Pane
  • Remove the Microsoft Office and re-install it again

Well, further we will discuss all these mentioned methods again.

Turn Auto Preview off in Windows Explorer

Sometimes in Microsoft Windows, the auto preview pane is already turned on and it caused the MS Word Error 24. So, we need to turn off the preview pane in Windows. Simply, open the File Explorer, click on View and select it.

Repair the Microsoft Windows Preview Pane for Word Error – 24

Just in case you want to keep the Preview Pane enabled for Microsoft Office and have issues such as Error 24 with MS Word, you might need to repair the Microsoft Windows Preview Pane.

Open the Run (Windows +R) and type the regedit to open the Microsoft registry configuration. Select and delete the below registry keys.

Microsoft Word previewer:


Microsoft Excel previewer:


Microsoft PowerPoint previewer:


Microsoft Visio previewer:


Remove the Microsoft office and re-install again

Just in case both steps do not solve your issues, you need to reinstall Microsoft Office. Go to the Add or Remove programs and remove Microsoft office.

Now, visit office.com and download the new office and install it.

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In this article, we discussed Microsoft Word Error 24. It can be caused either by the preview pane or office installation issues. We can resolve it possibly by disabling or repairing the MS Windows Preview Pane. In rare cases, we need to reinstall Microsoft office to resolve this issue.

Just in case you are facing the same issue after following the mentioned steps, you can drop your issue in the comment box. We will bring a possible solution for you.

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