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Solved: How can I get my WORD icon back?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by hotskates, Feb 18, 2011.

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  1. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    On a new HP computer with Windows7, I installed Microsoft Office. Everything installed correctly, including the icons. When I did a windows update shortly after, the WORD icon disappeared and was raplaced by the one you see on my attached picture. I cannot change it in the properties area. How can I get the regular icon back?
     

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  2. pip22

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    Delete that broken shortcut and create a new one:

    Right-click an empty part of desktop, choose New >> Shortcut

    Click Browse and navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

    Highlight Winword.exe & click 'OK'

    Type Microsoft Office Word for the name of this shortcut.

    Done.

    To place shortcut in the Microsoft Office list in "All Programs":

    Right-click shortcut you just created and choose 'Copy'

    Click "All Programs"
    Right-click Microsoft Office folder.
    Choose "Paste".
     
  3. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    Thanks pip22 :) I knew I could make an icon from the program files but I didn't know which file was WORD. Very cool. I replaced both bad icons. Now on to a couple of other strange things that I'm still trying to figure out about Windows7 :confused:
     
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