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Windows 7: Office 2007, broken icons


24 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Office 2007, broken icons

hi gang-

i have Windows 7 pro 32bit installed from scratch with a pak license. i installed office enterprise suite 2007 and immediately noticed that the icons didn't display. i couldn't reinstall or repair, and an uninstall broke office altogether. after much fussing andf no luck, i reinstalled the OS and the problem persists. seems ok at first, but then teh icons for the program apps & files began showing as the default "no file type" image again. i'm not positive, but i think it might be related to pinning the apps or app folder from the programs list to the start menu or taskbar.

anyway, i manually fixed the program icons with only mild annoyance, but the actual file icons are still broken. browsing a folder full to the brim with various office files is way painier in my butt when they don't have distinctive icons... =[

and its more than just office, i experience the same woes with roxio, itunes, & more.

any ideas anyone?

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24 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by czollers View Post
hi gang-

i have Windows 7 pro 32bit installed from scratch with a pak license. i installed office enterprise suite 2007 and immediately noticed that the icons didn't display. i couldn't reinstall or repair, and an uninstall broke office altogether. after much fussing andf no luck, i reinstalled the OS and the problem persists. seems ok at first, but then teh icons for the program apps & files began showing as the default "no file type" image again. i'm not positive, but i think it might be related to pinning the apps or app folder from the programs list to the start menu or taskbar.

anyway, i manually fixed the program icons with only mild annoyance, but the actual file icons are still broken. browsing a folder full to the brim with various office files is way painier in my butt when they don't have distinctive icons... =[

and its more than just office, i experience the same woes with roxio, itunes, & more.

any ideas anyone?
Hi and welcome

Yep. Just delete the iconcache so it will rebuild. Same instructions here Windows XP Icon Cache work in win 7 as well

Ken J++
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25 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

hi zig,

thanks for the quick reply. i actually saw that suggestion on another forum, but after i saw yours i tried agai, & no luck. my program icons are all now working, since i manually re-created them as shortcuts from hte .exe's for each respectively. but if i browse my company network for a file, i still just see a sea of generic icons for all office files, regardless of type. =[

any more thoughts?
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21 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Your icons are most likely missing because they were stored in:

C:\Windows\Installer\{GUID}

If a software deletes these folders icons will be missing.

See my posts in: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/51078-microsoft-icons.html#post474320

I added a ZIP file with the Icons for Office 2007 in the above Thread.
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