Export failed due to an unexpected error – fix here

MS Word 2010 may give you this useless info box “Export failed due to an unexpected error” when attempting to convert a doc file to a pdf.

Here’s a new fix from a bulletin board:

  1. Go to Windows\System32.
  2. Find t2embed.dll (you must set the option to see all files and folders in windows explorer).
  3. Open properties.
  4. Open security tab.
  5. Select ‘Everyone’ or whatever users you are trying to allow.
  6. Click Edit.
  7. Check Full Control allow All.
  8. Click Apply/Okay.

Problem solved.

If that doesn’t work, try scrolling to the MS fix partway down this page and click on the “Enable” box. That should do the trick.

6 thoughts on “Export failed due to an unexpected error – fix here

  1. Thanks.
    But when i try to click apply it comes up unable to save permission changes on t2embed.dll.
    Do you know how I can make that work?

    Thank you

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