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Windows 7: Blank icons for Office documents

15 Jan 2016   #1
WebPixie

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Blank icons for Office documents

My Dell XPS-8700 was recently replaced with a Dell XPS-8900 running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I am a penny-pincher, so I am still using Office 2000. It installed with no issues. It even had links in the context menu like it should have, for creating new Office documents on the fly. I've used Excel and Word for the past week with no issues whatsoever.

The one minor thing that irritated me was that the short-cut icons for the Office apps in the Start Menu took up too much space. There was already a folder in the Start Menu named "Microsoft Office Tools," so I renamed the folder "Microsoft Office 2000" and moved the short-cut icons for each of the Office apps to that folder.

Everything seemed okay when I did that, but now most of the icons for the Office apps are blank (for lack of a better description). I don't know whether that's because I moved them or if it's because of something else. Making those changes to the Start Menu is the only thing I can think of that I did to the system since the last time the icons looked normal, but I supposed there could be other things that might cause this.

I tried moving one of them back to its original location on the Start Menu but that didn't help. Instead of being an icon that clearly shows it's Excel, it simply a blank icon with a "Microsoft Excel" label.

I realize this is a small, picky thing but is there any easy way to restore the icons to their original appearance? Thanks in advance.


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15 Jan 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You could try an Icon Cache Rebuild and see if that fixes it:
Icon Cache - Rebuild
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15 Jan 2016   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can try this: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/rebuil...-cache-windows

LOL - David was 2 seconds faster
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15 Jan 2016   #4
WebPixie

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Thx. both of you! I'll try that.
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15 Jan 2016   #5
WebPixie

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Yay! It worked beautifully! Thanks very much, DavidE and whs
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15 Jan 2016   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am glad you were able to fix it.
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