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Windows 7: My Office Icons are broken

20 Nov 2009   #1
shucanons

Windows 7 Professional Build 7600 x64
 
 
My Office Icons are broken

hey guys... i need ur help
i noticed that some of my icons are broken, i tried to fix it by deleting the icon cache.db and restarting the windows but the icons didn't came back!

here's a ss of the error



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20 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

One solution, if it is important to you, is to reinstall the programs. Another possibility, if it is an option with the program, is to do a repair install.
If it were me I would just do a system restore from a point before the problem.
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20 Nov 2009   #3
PCTechMediX

7 Ultimate
 
 

Check this thread:

Reparing icons?

I see absolutely no need to re-install an application to fix the icons.
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20 Nov 2009   #4
Peter2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

i also recommend a reinstall, or just do this:
right click: properties > shortcut > change icon

icons are located in:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
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21 Nov 2009   #5
shucanons

Windows 7 Professional Build 7600 x64
 
 

Quote:
One solution, if it is important to you, is to reinstall the programs. Another possibility, if it is an option with the program, is to do a repair install.
If it were me I would just do a system restore from a point before the problem.
office don't uninstall the setup gets an error, didn't tried system restore, thanks for the reply ^^
Quote:
Check this thread:

Reparing icons?

I see absolutely no need to re-install an application to fix the icons.
already saw this thread, deleting the iconcache.db and restarting the pc doesn't resolve the problem.
Quote:
i also recommend a reinstall, or just do this:
right click: properties > shortcut > change icon

icons are located in:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
there isn't how to change the icons. look:

the Change Icon button is disabled.
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21 Nov 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You can't change an icon for any Office program.
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21 Nov 2009   #7
shucanons

Windows 7 Professional Build 7600 x64
 
 

yeah, i got a clue looking at the C:\Windows\installer folder I figured out that there's no folder or .msi package related to the office there, for some reason they're gone, and i think thats because of this tha the icons are gone =/
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21 Nov 2009   #8
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You could also try this icon restore program:
Office Icon Restore at Microsoft Software Informer
Edit: you may find similar problems in Beta versions.

Sorry, I don't think the program is any use to you.
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05 Feb 2010   #9
Andrej

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Hi to all

I have the same issue and more over icons are broken not only for MS Office but for some other applications.

To repair IconCache did not help - icons got standard but not as they should be.
Looking in Program Files - EXE files are OK, when I create shortcut on desktop it looks fine, but when I;ve pinned it to taskbar it has wrong icon.

For some programs it helps to repair it via "programs and features" - but not all.
additional details: it started when I took ownership of C drive and enabled full control for my account

see attached files for info

Thanks to all to help me get out of that annoying problem


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05 Feb 2010   #10
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Locate the iconcache.db file and delete it.

You may need to reboot
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