Word 2016 for Mac crashes and returns the error "There is a serious disk error on file"

Important: This issue is now closed with the fix indicated below. For more information on other recent issues for your application, see Fixes or workarounds for recent Office issues.

Last updated: October 2016

Issue

Customers report that Word 2016 for Mac crashes and returns the error "There is a serious disk error on file".

Status: Fixed

This issue is fixed in builds 15.26 and later. Please update to the latest build by going to Help > Check for Updates from any of the Office 2016 apps.

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