Office 2011 applications fail to work with volumes named ‘home’

Office for Mac 2011 users may experience a problem when attempting to access documents on file shares or local hard drives simply named “home” (all lower case). This issue affects Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Outlook for Mac, which only supports locally stored identities, is not affected.

If Office users attempt to work with any connected volume such as a server file share, internal hard drive or external hard drive named “home”, they may receive error . . .

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