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Windows 7: Accidently moved Powerpoint to desktop and lost in programs

27 Nov 2011   #1
Joanne

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Accidently moved Powerpoint to desktop and lost in programs

Hi All,
I am new to this forum. I am hoping someone can help me. I am in the process of setting up my new computer and have created two users (one for work and one for personal use). I wanted to create a shortcut to the desktop for Powerpoint on both sides. While on one side (work side which is not the administrator) I found Powerpoint in the programs menu and clicked and dragged to the desktop and was asked if I wanted to make that a shortcut and was instructed to give the administrator password to do so. I did and at that point Powerpoint ONLY exists as a shortcut on the desktop of the work user. It is no longer listed under Microsoft Office in the programs file or anywhere on the administrator side. I have since managed to share the program but that only makes it available on one side at a time which is no good to me. I then got it to appear back in the startup menu of the work user but still not in programs (and therefore still not available to my personal user account). Now when I click on Microsoft Office in the program files of both user accounts nothing displays. I have managed to get all the other Office programs on both sides as shortcuts (somehow). So, does anyone know how I can fix up this blunder I created with Powerpoint so I can use it on both accounts and have it as a shortcut? Any help is greatly appreciated. (Sorry this is so wordy, I just wanted to make sure everyone understood what the heck I was talking about).
Thanks


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27 Nov 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like it is a real mess. It looks like you got the PP .exe sitting on your one desktop. How about reinstalling the Office package. That is not a big deal.

Else you can try to move the .exe to where it belongs (if it is the .exe that is sitting on your desktop - check that in Properties) - this is the folder where it belongs: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
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27 Nov 2011   #3
Joanne

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Thanks for your time, whs. I got my sister to get me through it and the problem is now solved.
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27 Nov 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Excellent - good for your sister.
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27 Nov 2011   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

tip for the future, if you right click a program in the start menu and select properties / open file location.
then when the new window opens with the program exe showing , right click the exe and select create shortcut, more often than not you will be prompted to save it elsewhere. like on the desktop
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27 Nov 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Or use "sendto desktop"
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