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Can't Find Office Applications in Windows 10/8.1/8, How to do

In Windows 10/8.1, you may get in trouble with missing Office apps in All apps. Here are a few ways to find and open Office applications from the Start screen and taskbar in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8.


Part 1: Office App missing in Windows 10, how to do?

In Windows 10, if you have more than 512 apps in your All apps, you may not see your app shortcuts in that list, on the Start menu, or when you search.


Way to find out how many apps you have installed

Follow the way to check how many apps you have:

find out how many app you have install

Pin a program to the taskbar or desktop

way to pin a program to taskbar

create a new document

Create a shortcut on your desktop

1. Go to the Start menu, select File Explorer.

open file explorer

2. Go to the Office 13 folder:

  • For 32-bit Office, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office13.

  • For 64-bit Office, go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office13.

3. Find the Office program that you want to create a shortcut for: WordExcelPowerPointOneNote, OutlookMSPUB, or MSACCESS. To quickly find the program, you can use the Search Office 13 box.

search office 2013 in search box

4. Right-click the program, then select Create Shortcut.

5. When the alert opens, choose Yes. A shortcut is created on your desktop for the program that you chose.

choose yes on the alert

Part 2: Learn how to find your Office applications in Windows 8/8.1

1. On the Start screen, start typing the name of the application, like Word or Excel. Search opens automatically as you type. In the search results, click the application to start it.

search for office app's full name

2. Swipe up or choose the arrow at the bottom of the Start screen to see a list of all your applications. You might need to scroll left or right to see the Microsoft Office group.

scroll left or right to see the microsoft office group

3. To open Office applications faster, pin them to your Start screen or the taskbar on your desktop. Right-click each application's name and choose either Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar.

pin it in taskbar