May 29 2020 09:28 AM
May 29 2020 09:28 AM
I have a site collection with the Open Documents in Client Applications by Default turned on in the Site Collection Features and the Advanced Settings in the document library are also set to Open in the client application, but the Excel and Word documents continue to open in the browser. Yes, my users can right click on the document and open the document in the client application, but this is not their normal practice and worked as expected just a few weeks ago. What am I missing?
May 29 2020 09:57 AM
@Jeff Henry Can you please ensure the following at the site collection level
Click the gear icon to open Settings, and then click Site settings.
Click Site collection features. (Make sure you are at the Site Collection Level Settings)
Locate the Open Documents in Client Applications by Default feature in the list, and then click Activate.
Once you activate the same the documents should open using your client application.
May 29 2020 11:10 AM
Thank you, Vik, for your quick response. but as I stated in my original question this feature is already turned on in the Site collection features as well as in the document Advanced settings.
Nov 17 2020 01:30 AM
@Jeff Henry @Vikram_Samal We have the exact same problem here (SharePoint 2016 on prem). Both in the advanced settings of the document library and in the features of the sitecollection, the option is set to open the documents by default in the client, but documents keep on opening in Office Online. Did you guys find a solution already?
Nov 30 2020 07:51 AM
@Dieter Van Dooren and others
I am having the same issue but don't have the site feature mentioned as an option. I want to force any documents to open in the client. When anything opens in the browser, all heck breaks loose. Thanks.
Dec 01 2020 08:41 AM
I also don't have that option in my site collection settings-
...but, I have learned at least this much-- we have to send links to FOLDERS in order to prevent auto-opening in the browser. If someone gets a link directly to the document it will always open in the browser first - no option. But if they at least have to go to the library first, then clicking will by default open in Word client application because of the library settings.
Dec 01 2020 09:44 AM