Friday, June 12, 2009

Unable to load OfficePluginRes.dll

Haven't seen much of solutions on the net about this, so here's my own workaround.

There are some "addins" that are used by all office programs, and apparently the contribute plugin somehow got broken on my system.

The error while starting any of the office programs might look something like this:
"Unable to load OfficePluginRes.dll. Contribute may not be installed properly."

The fix is to disable the loading of this addin by simply doing the following:
1. Run regedit
2. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\
3. Pick your program where the error occurs (in my case Outlook)
4. Open: Adobe.Contribute.OfficePlugin
5. The DWORD value "LoadBehavior" should be set on 3. Change it to 0.

This should be a quick fix to get rid of that nasty message.

33 comments:

clausl said...

Many pages to this problem, but one solution. I'm glad I found it!

Thanx !!!! Claus from Germany

Olga said...

Thank you so much! You saved my sanity!-)

Shop das Mídias said...

muito bom meu amigo, deu certo a sua dica, obrigado

semprevivace said...

o thank you so so much! this works for me! it was driving me nuts

:-) L from New Zealand

Al said...

I searched my registry and could not find officepluginres.dll. Hence, I uninstalled Contribute and then reinstalled it. Then, all of the messages disappeared. I am using Microsoft Office 2007 and Contribute CS4.

thelaststraw said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

It's very good!!!! Thanks! -from Korea

Anderson said...

Caraca...você deu a dica certa...valeu!!!

Anderson said...

Muito bom,,, resolveu meu problema..
Valeu

john_greece said...

thanks it works perfectly!!

Arkzamdarkdeng said...

Thank u so much..

Marcel said...

Merci, merci, merci!

Anonymous said...

Muchas gracias desde Argentina, me soluciono el problema!

Sizo said...

Great staff, really works hey. Thanks a lot for the pointer.

ronna teto said...

youuuuuuuuuuuuu roooooooooooooock :D:D
many thanks :):)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous I know it would have driven me mad if I had to look at it any longer

Adrien J. Clark said...

For some reason mine wasnt in that directory but there was another directory located deeper in the Regedit! HKEY_LOCAL_MAHCINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office

This is probably because I am running x64 and it install the x86 version of Office. Still this helped me sort my problem out! Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I had that problem with Office 2007 after installing Adobe CS5. The message has dissapeared. Thank you again

Anonymous said...

thanks

Jude Calvert-Toulmin said...
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Jude Calvert-Toulmin said...

Thanks so much, brilliant! XXX

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much t works perfectly!!

ostnbrain said...

thanks...works like magic...

Anonymous said...

the BEST! thank you for your LIFE...

Anonymous said...

thank you so much...

Pedro said...

Great! Works perfect.
I founded in other REGEDIT directory:

HKEY_LOCAL_MAHCINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

It works! :-)
Thanks so much.

David said...
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David said...

Thanks you saved my ass

Anonymous said...

You little ripper. Fixed mine too :)

Found in:

HKEY_LOCAL_MAHCINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Addins

Pedro said...

Renomear o arquivo C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Contribute CS4\OfficePlugin.dll para OfficePlugin.dll.old

Steven Scott said...

After many frustrating weeks and repairing and reinstalling Office, none of which worked, this solution has worked. Thank you so much, it was driving me in sane. Well Done!

Anonymous said...

I am Win8 x64 & Office 2010 with CS4 and had to goto the

HKEY_LOCAL_MAHCINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Addins



and that worked