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Reset System/Program Icons?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by java_momma, Jan 12, 2006.

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  1. java_momma

    java_momma Thread Starter

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    Hi, I hope this is in the right spot - wasn't sure if it should go here or in Business Apps.

    A few months ago I wanted to try out OpenOffice. I downloaded it and used some of it. I couldn't get the hang of it (or I was just too stubborn and use to MS Office to try), so I uninstalled it. But now, all my Office icons (shortcuts or files) are using the OpenOffice icons, rather than the MS ones. I can change the shortcuts to MS, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to change the other ones back to MS.

    Please help. It's driving me mad! ;)
    Thank you!
    Erin

    Windows XP Home - SP2
     
  2. Noyb

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    Have you looked in Folder Options > File types (tab) ... to see what program is associated the office file types ?
     

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    java_momma Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I hadn't, but I just did. When I went in there, OpenOffice was set as the program for Microsoft Word Doc. See attached. I'm not sure what to do now. Changing it to MS Word still didn't change the icons. I even clicked on the advanced option and changed it in there and still nothing. :S

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
    Erin :)
     

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    That should've done it.
    Might require a reboot and a little exercising before it'll take the new setting.
    That's all I can think of at the moment.
     
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