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Windows 7: How to change MS Office Shortcut Icons?

27 Aug 2009   #11
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

Okay apparently I just opened the wrong .exe (referring to Microsoft Access issue).

Alright my issue is now solved, thanks TG :) I should start sleeping them attempting to solve a problem, not solve then sleep. XD

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27 Aug 2009   #12


Sorry my solution didn't help you but grats on getting it fixed.
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04 Aug 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I know this thread is dead, but this page is the 2nd result of a Google search for "office shortcuts change icon" so I want people to actually find a solution here:

Open Task Manager
Open the Start Menu shortcut folder in Explorer, and navigate to the Office folder
(i.e. Start Menu > Microsoft Office 20XX > Right-click folder > Open)
Double-click and open one shortcut (e.g. Word)
When the window pops up, go to Task Manager and find it under the Applications tab.
Right-click, Go To Process
Right-click the process, Open File Location (This is the file that the shortcut links to)
Test it out by closing the program, and double-clicking the EXE directly.
If it works, right-click the EXE, copy
Go back to the Shortcuts folder, right-click, Paste Shortcut
Customize to your liking; delete original
Repeat for any/all other shortcut
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