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01 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Crazy - Microsoft Word icon has replaced all icons Start menu

Hi,


I just downloaded MS Office 2010. Now, all the office icons - Excel, PowerPoint etc ..... and all the icons in Start menu and my desktop such as Norton 360, iTunes, Quicktime Player, Calculator etc. show up as the Microsoft Word icon.



In other words all the original icons are missing and the only icon I see - for all software programs is Microsoft Word.



I had a virus on my laptop a few weeks ago and I deleted a folder .... or something ... but I'm not sure what it was. Can someone please tell me what I deleted and how I can get it back?


Thanks,
M


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01 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Try this program it will help with the file associations.

FileTypesMan - Alternative to 'File Types' manager of Windows

You can re-assign them to the correct application. -WS
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01 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks WindowStar, I'm not sure what to download though. This is what happened when I clicked on the link. I'm sorry, I forgot to tell everyone that I'm not Windows savvy.

FileTypesMan v1.58 - File Types Manager for Windows
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01 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Nevermind, I just found filetypesman on CNET. Thanks!
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01 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The download is near the bottom of the page he linked you to. Under where it says Feedback.
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01 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hey guys,
This is what I downloaded:

FileTypesMan 1.58

FileTypesMan - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

I opened ... I see all the different file extensions but am not sure what I'm supposed to do with it. I'm not sure what I'm missing or what to look for.

Can you please walk me through this?

Thanks,
M
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01 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
The download is near the bottom of the page he linked you to. Under where it says Feedback.
Airbot, isn't there a tutorial or a REG to fix the Office 2010 icons on the forum? That will be much better than taking a lot of screen shots to help Ivy9?? FileTypesMan is a great program but you need a good computer background in file associations etc.

Thanks
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01 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't know about that. You could do something like this maybe.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

And try to rebuild the icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

No idea what the folder was you "deleted" when you had an infection, or if you're still infected. Probably should run sfc/scannow also.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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01 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Default File Type Associations - Restore is what I was thinking about. Huge Thanks!
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24 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
Found a fix, at least for me...

I have seen this error with two laptops now...wouldn't be too surprised if there's an update on its way from Microsoft to fix it.

I have seen on other forums recommending that you delete and re-create the user account, but there is a much faster fix. It involves editing the registry, so if you're not comfortable doing that, find someone else who is.

Open the registry editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk

If your icons are all Microsoft Word, you probably do not see a key under the above path called OpenWithList. Right click on the .lnk key and choose "New > Key". Type in OpenWithList and press Enter. Now logout and log back in and the problem should be fixed.

At least, that's what worked for me. Good luck!
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