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Windows 7: MS Office Icons disappeared from Program File

11 Aug 2010   #1

windows7 pro 64 bit
 
 
MS Office Icons disappeared from Program File

Howdy,
I was wondering if anyone could help me with this problem.

I dragged two MS Office ICONs (WORD and ACCESS) from the MS Office folder in Program Files(via the START bar menu) to the desk top, hoping to create shortcuts.

When I looked back in the MS Folder in Program Files (via START), I saw that the ACCESS and WORD icons were no longer there.

I opened MS Office file through My Computer> Local Drive (C> Program Files > Microsoft Office.

There were no icons or folders with MS Office apps names in there. I copied and pasted the WORD and ACCESS icons back in the folder anyway, but when I opened Program Files via START, I didn't see them.

How can I return the icons properly to the Microsoft Office file in Program Files so that they show up when I access the file through the START menu?

Rob


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11 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon

I would start here.
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11 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Go to your C:\ Program Files\Microsoft Office folder. Make shortcuts of your missing icons. Then cut and paste them into the Microsoft Office folder at either or both of these locations:-

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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12 Aug 2010   #4

windows7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Hey Lasy,
I thought I posted a thank you reply, but I didn't see it, so I just wanted make sure you received my thanks. I was able to return the icon to the start up menu program file.

The only thing is now the image for the Access Icon is gone. When I originally dragged the Access icon from the Start \ Program Files \ Microsoft Office folder, I lost the graphic for it. It now had that generic Windows logo. Any ideas? Thanks again.


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12 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badboy View Post
Hey Lasy,
I thought I posted a thank you reply, but I didn't see it, so I just wanted make sure you received my thanks.
No Problem.

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The only thing is now the image for the Access Icon is gone. When I originally dragged the Access icon from the Start \ Program Files \ Microsoft Office folder, I lost the graphic for it. It now had that generic Windows logo. Any ideas? Thanks again.
Office looks for its icons in one of its install folders inside C:\Windows\Installer. The installer file is hidden so make sure you can see hidden folders. You are looking for a file called accicons.exe so do a search for that. Sounds like its gone missing to me though.

There's a thread here, same thing.
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12 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

A word of advice for next time: When you want to create a shortcut from a program in the start menu, right click the program in the start menu, click 'copy', and then go to the destination where you would like the shortcut, and click 'paste shortcut'. And you should be left with a shortcut for that program without any changes to the program itself.
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13 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dylan81893 View Post
A word of advice for next time: When you want to create a shortcut from a program in the start menu, right click the program in the start menu, click 'copy', and then go to the destination where you would like the shortcut, and click 'paste shortcut'. And you should be left with a shortcut for that program without any changes to the program itself.
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13 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lasy B View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dylan81893 View Post
A word of advice for next time: When you want to create a shortcut from a program in the start menu, right click the program in the start menu, click 'copy', and then go to the destination where you would like the shortcut, and click 'paste shortcut'. And you should be left with a shortcut for that program without any changes to the program itself.
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