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Windows 7: How to change MS Office Shortcut Icons?

27 Aug 2009   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
How to change MS Office Shortcut Icons?

Hey all, just got Office 2010 TP, and was wondering how I go about changing the icons of the shortcuts, in the start menu.

I took ownership of the folder them and it didn't help. Any thoughts? I want to use this icon pack I found


This is what I get..


Attachment 25565


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27 Aug 2009   #2
TGSoldier

 
 

You can try deleting the ShellIconCache and reboot..
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27 Aug 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
You can try deleting the ShellIconCache and reboot..
The shell-what now?
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27 Aug 2009   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Shawn will be the right person to help you with this.
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27 Aug 2009   #5
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Well apps sometimes are like this what I do is just delete that shortcut and drag the actual .exe file to the start menu program folder whilst holding the right button down, you will then get a box saying move to, copy to and create shortcut, choose the last one and then you can modify it.
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27 Aug 2009   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Well apps sometimes are like this what I do is just delete that shortcut and drag the actual .exe file to the start menu program folder whilst holding the right button down, you will then get a box saying move to, copy to and create shortcut, choose the last one and then you can modify it.
Yeah two problems;

1. I cannot find the actually EXE of it, as there are MANY things in the folder under: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office

2. I found one that should have been it, but it said it wasn't a valid Win32 application (which leads me to believe that the shortcuts open multiple files, including some dll's).


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Shawn will be the right person to help you with this.

:O
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27 Aug 2009   #7
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
1. I cannot find the actually EXE of it, as there are MANY things in the folder under: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 11\Excel.exe

Nothing like that?

And for my Icon file..

C:\Documents and Settings\Your user name\Local Settings\Application Data

Turn on hidden files and delete that IconCache.db.

Windows will recreate it at startup.
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27 Aug 2009   #8
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 11\Excel.exe

Nothing like that?

And for my Icon file..

C:\Documents and Settings\Your user name\Local Settings\Application Data

Turn on hidden files and delete that IconCache.db.

Windows will recreate it at startup.
No my folder is messier. :|

Okay so I delete that, restart, try again?
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27 Aug 2009   #9
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
No my folder is messier. :|

Okay so I delete that, restart, try again?
Well then just do a search for Excel.exe or something of the sorts.

Yes, restart.
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27 Aug 2009   #10
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Well then just do a search for Excel.exe or something of the sorts.

Yes, restart.
Deleting/restarting did nothing.

Oh I found Excel. Maybe it was just that one (Microsoft Access) that didn't like me directly opening it. O.O
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