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Office 2000 file icons are whacked - how to fix?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by bankboysb, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. bankboysb

    bankboysb Thread Starter

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    Problem: we have one XP machine (in a domain) running
    Office 2000 that refuses to assign correct Office icons
    to anything but newly-created files. Any data files
    (*.doc, *.xls, *.ppt, etc.) that were existing show up
    in explorer with generic icons, whereas any new files
    get correct icons. This does NOT include the application
    icons. I have already tried a couple of scripts that
    dealt with the "program icons" and they didn't fix this
    issue.

    This problem started after we discovered two different
    versions of Office were trying to live on the same
    machine. Everything was uninstalled and then Office 2000
    was reinstalled. Everything is fully updated.

    Thanks in advance for your insights.
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    You tried changing the file associations, huh? Weird.
     
  3. bankboysb

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    Oh, you want to hear weird?

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled Office a couple of times, each time using registry cleaners and MS tools to unseat this sucker, but it just will not go away.

    Also tried updating to SP3 -- BIG MISTAKE! Now I have another issue where any time the user uses the drop-down in the File>Open dialog box up pops a warning that says D: is not accessible, blah blah. It's an annoyance that requires a click to close, but it is REALLY annoying.

    H-E-L-P!
     
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    Well, FYI, I tries the manual removal suggestion you made and it did not fix the icon problem. It did fix the SP3 problem I had, so that was helpful, but the icons are still there.

    Wjile I was tooling around the registry I noticed there were a bunch of keys relating to default icons. Could that be the answer? Has anyone tried this?
     
  6. Anne Troy

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    What do you mean "the icons are still there"?

    Perhaps you need to remove those file extensions from the registry under hkey_classes_root... then when you relaunch any of these programs, they should become recreated.
     
  7. bankboysb

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    Ugh, sorry about that. What I meant was the GENERIC icons are still there. It may take me a little while to fool with this station's registry as I have to work an executive's schedule. Will try to let you know. Thanks for keeping this post on your alert list.
     
  8. Anne Troy

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    I get notif'd on every thread I'm in, tho admittedly, sometimes I duck out... :)
     
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