Document edit behavior Windows 10 and 7


  • Hello,

    We have couple of users who have Windows 10 and Windows 7. Users who are running Windows 7, who wish to edit a file from SP locally must first save it locally to save their changes then upload the file to the site.

    However in Windows 10, users are able to open a file locally from SP and save the changes to the file on the site without having to save it locally and upload it.

    Is there any setting that can fix this?

    Please help.

    Thank you,


    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 3:59 PM

All replies

  • Hi Sanjog- are both computers using the same version of Office and browser? Make sure you have the latest Office updates installed. Make sure the site is trusted in both Office and the browser.

    cameron rautmann

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 8:50 PM
  • Hello Cameron,

    Thank you for the reply.

    Users were tying to open PDF document in Windows 7 as well as Windows 10 having same Microsoft Office 2016, including newer updates installed.

    Even though I selected files to be open default in Client Application, PDF could not open in Adobe Reader.

    I contacted support and came to know that its a by design issue since SharePoint does not have a platform or extension to open PDF document. All other Office document does open with client application and with setting we change accordingly.

    Thank you again,


    Friday, February 9, 2018 8:19 PM