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Windows 7: original Microsoft Works icon gone

09 Nov 2009   #1
estark13

windows 7
 
 
original Microsoft Works icon gone

I just got a new Gateway laptop with Windows 7 and Microsoft Works 9.0. The day I got it, Microsoft Works worked fine and displayed fine. I deleted the Works shortcut from the desktop, and then tried to put it back. Ever since, the icon does not have the original image (current icon that I do see is attached). It looks like this on the desktop and also anywhere the file is located. I have tried opening "properties" and going to "change icon" and the original icon is still there to select. So I select the original, but it doesn't change. The program works fine also, no problems there. Any suggestions on how to get the MS Works 9.0 icon back?[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Eric/Desktop/works%20icon.jpg[/IMG]




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09 Nov 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Go to where you installed the program, locate the .exe choose send to desktop (create shortcut) reboot and post back.
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09 Nov 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If the prior suggestion does not work, you can try a system image from the time prior to the problem.
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09 Nov 2009   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm not certain, but this might help:

Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums
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10 Nov 2009   #5
estark13

windows 7
 
 

None of the suggestions worked. The images looks the same still. Any other suggestions? If not, thanks for you prior messages.
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10 Nov 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Why not insert your DVD for works. If it has a repair function it may bring back the icon. Does not work, maybe you can reinstall. Make an image of what you have now, first. If my suggestion goes wrong, you can always bring everything back with the image.
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11 Nov 2009   #7
estark13

windows 7
 
 

I actually tried reinstalling already, and it is asking me for the install disk. The problem there is that Works was already installed when I bought the computer, so I don't have a Works disk. I have some recovery disks for the computer, but I didn't think that would help.

This icon thats broken is for the "Works Task Launcher", which brings up sort of a "home page" for Works, and from there I select if I want to open a spreadsheet or word processor. I was able to successfully create seperate shortcuts for each of these two programs, and also pin them to the taskbar. This is a good enough solution for me I guess. Still bugs me though...
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11 Nov 2009   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try this, I hate losing, go to the start icon, bring up the menu of programs. Find Microsoft works, right click, then send to desktop (if not available documents) lets see how that goes, unless that is the way you tried already. I know that there must be a way.
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12 Nov 2009   #9
estark13

windows 7
 
 

I tried "sending to desktop" from multiple locations with no luck. I don't see the original icon anywhere. Wherever I see MS Works, it has that icon the I attached in my original post (whether in the Start menu, the .exe file, in the taskbar, on the desktop, etc).
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12 Nov 2009   #10
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by estark13 View Post
I actually tried reinstalling already, and it is asking me for the install disk. The problem there is that Works was already installed when I bought the computer, so I don't have a Works disk. I have some recovery disks for the computer, but I didn't think that would help.

This icon thats broken is for the "Works Task Launcher", which brings up sort of a "home page" for Works, and from there I select if I want to open a spreadsheet or word processor. I was able to successfully create seperate shortcuts for each of these two programs, and also pin them to the taskbar. This is a good enough solution for me I guess. Still bugs me though...
I didn't see this in the thread, although I'm not optimistic that it'll help:

Right click on the shortcut. Go to the "shortcut" tab. Click the "change icon" button.

Is the proper icon displayed? If so, switch to it.
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