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Word disappeared from program list in Vista after I made a shortcut icon

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by bandit88, May 14, 2007.

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  1. bandit88

    bandit88 Thread Starter

    Mar 10, 2004
    I have Vista on a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop. I am the administrator. I wanted a shortcut desktop icon for Microsoft Word 2007, so I opened up Start, and then the program list and dragged Word onto the desktop. Now, when any other user opens up his or her desktop, Word is not even on the program list. (I assume that each user has to set up his or her own shortcut icons.)

    Word also disappeared from the program list while I'm logged on as the administrator.

    Where did it go and how do I get it back? Never had this problem before with the previous version of Windows. You made your shortcut icons, but the program name stayed on the program list. Thank you.
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
    you usually create a shortcut and drag that to the desktop

    assuming the vista settings are the same as XP

    documents and settings/all users/start menu

    you need to put word shortcut back into that area under the correct group ie Microsoft Office xxxx folder
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