WorkDrive for Microsoft Office Add-on - Installation Guide

WorkDrive for Microsoft Office Add-on - Installation Guide

Supported MS Office Apps
MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.

Supported MS Office versions
Microsoft® Office (versions - 2013, 2016, and 2019)

Supported OS
Windows only (versions - 7, 7 professional, 8, 8.1, and 10)

The WorkDrive for Microsoft Office add-on helps you save files from your system to WorkDrive, and edit WorkDrive files via Office apps such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Install WorkDrive for Microsoft Office Add-on

2. Download the MS Office add-on extension file.
3. Click the extension file from Downloads to install.
The InstallShield Wizard window will open.

4. Click Next to continue.
The InstallShield Wizard will install the Zoho WorkDrive for Office add-on.

5. Click Finish when you get the installation success message.
6. Open MS Office Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
7. Click Open Other Documents in the bottom-left pane.
The Open window will open.

8. Click Zoho WorkDrive.
9. Click Settings.
The Accounts menu will open by default.

10. Click Log in.
A Zoho login window from Internet Explorer will open

11. Enter your Zoho account credentials.
12. Click Accept to grant access permissions for the add-on.

You will also be logged in to the WorkDrive account in Internet Explorer.


Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime is required to run Microsoft Office based solutions built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. Without this, you cannot install the WorkDrive for Microsoft Office Add-on.

Download and install Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime to install the WorkDrive for Microsoft Office Add-on.

If you face any problems installing the WorkDrive for Microsoft Office add-on, check out these help links.

If you still could not solve the problems, you can contact our support team @

Uninstall the WorkDrive add-on

1. Go to Control Panel in your computer.
2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
The Uninstall or change a program window will open.

3. Select Zoho WorkDrive for Office from the list of programs, then click Uninstall.
4. Click Yes to confirm.
5. After you get the uninstall success message, click Finish.

Close any Office apps and their files before uninstalling the WorkDrive add-on to avoid errors in uninstalling the add-on.
    Redefine the way you work
    with Zoho Workplace

      Zoho DataPrep Personalized Demo

      If you'd like a personalized walk-through of our data preparation tool, please request a demo and we'll be happy to show you how to get the best out of Zoho DataPrep.

      Zoho CRM Training

        Create, share, and deliver

        beautiful slides from anywhere.

        Get Started Now

          Get started with Zoho Sign

          in a few quick steps!

          Download Help Guide

                    Still can't find what you're looking for?

                    Write to us:



                        Secure your business
                        communication with Zoho Mail

                        Mail on the move with
                        Zoho Mail mobile application

                          Stay on top of your schedule
                          at all times

                          Carry your calendar with you
                          Anytime, anywhere

                                  Zoho Sign Resources

                                    Sign, Paperless!

                                    Sign and send business documents on the go!

                                    Get Started Now

                                        Zoho SalesIQ Resources

                                            Zoho TeamInbox Resources

                                                    Zoho DataPrep Resources

                                                      Zoho DataPrep Demo

                                                      Get a personalized demo or POC

                                                      REGISTER NOW

                                                        Design. Discuss. Deliver.

                                                        Create visually engaging stories with Zoho Show.

                                                        Get Started Now

                                                                              • Related Articles

                                                                              • WorkDrive for Gmail Add-on - Installation Guide

                                                                                Gmail personal users can install the add-on directly from the Google Workspace Marketplace. For Google Workspace users (formerly G Suite), Admins can either install the WorkDrive for Gmail add-on for their team or allow users to install it ...
                                                                              • Import users from Microsoft 365 to WorkDrive

                                                                                The Zoho WorkDrive application in Azure Marketplace will help you import users from Microsoft 365 directly into your Zoho WorkDrive account. Steps to import users from Microsoft account to WorkDrive: Sign in to your Zoho account using the "Sign in ...
                                                                              • WorkDrive Sync - Overview

                                                                                Zoho WorkDrive Sync for desktop lets you sync files in Zoho WorkDrive web to your computer, and vice versa. All your files will be downloaded to your computer and be in sync with the web app. You can work on your files offline which will get updated ...
                                                                              • How to use the WorkDrive for Gmail Add-on

                                                                                The WorkDrive for Gmail add-on will help you increase your productivity in the following ways: Saving email attachments to your WorkDrive account Sharing WorkDrive files or folders via email Save email attachments to your WorkDrive account You don't ...
                                                                              • WorkDrive Sync - Installation Errors for Windows users

                                                                                The below mentioned errors are some rare cases where the 'WorkDrive Sync installation in Windows OS' may fail due to system configurations.   Error code 2738 This error is most likely caused due to an improper system setting. To resolve this: ...
                                                                              Wherever you are is as good as
                                                                              your workplace



                                                                                Watch comprehensive videos on features and other important topics that will help you master Zoho CRM.


                                                                                Download free eBooks and access a range of topics to get deeper insight on successfully using Zoho CRM.


                                                                                Sign up for our webinars and learn the Zoho CRM basics, from customization to sales force automation and more.

                                                                                CRM Tips

                                                                                Make the most of Zoho CRM with these useful tips.

                                                                                  Zoho Show Resources