How to Repair an Office Source Engine

By Tzvi Raphael

Updated September 28, 2017

The keys to repairing an Office Source Engine
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An Office Source Engine, more often known as Ose.exe, will periodically malfunction and need to be repaired. Repairing the Ose.exe file is basically the same as copying the original Ose.exe file from its Microsoft Office CD and pasting it onto your computer. If you’re familiar with some of the technical operations of computer software, you’ll find repairing Ose.exe something that you can accomplish without the need of a computer repair professional.

Put your Office software disc into the CD drive of your computer. Wait about 15 seconds for your computer to have a chance to recognize the new software.

Move the mouse so that it is over the Start button in the lower-left corner of the computer screen. Right-click and a window will pop up. Choose \"Explore.\"

Find the path:\Files\Setup folder that is on the Microsoft Office CD, using Microsoft Windows Explorer.

Place the mouse over the Ose.exe file. Right-click and choose \"Copy\" in the window that pops up.

Click on the following files in order to end up in the Source Engine folder on your computer: path:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine.

Paste the Ose.exe file by right-clicking the Source Engine folder and pressing \"Paste\" in the window that pops up. If asked, say \"Yes\" to replacing an existing file.


The default location for the Ose.exe file is path:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine. Your computer may have the file saved elsewhere, so find the file's location before you begin trying to repair the Ose.exe.