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Windows 7: Lost My Office Pro Plus Shortcut And Can't Find It

14 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Lost My Office Pro Plus Shortcut And Can't Find It

Hello, I lost my desktop shortcut of Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2013 and I cannot find it, in fact I cannot find where the applications are, such as word, excel, etc.. I know the installation folder is Microsoft Office 15 under programs in my C drive, but I tried to see if I could find the apps, however I was unsuccessful. What I need is to find the location of the entire suite of tools so I can make a new shortcut, because as of right now, for example, I have to open a word document I've already saved something to and select a new document to use my word program. It's really bothering me, lol. Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.

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14 Jul 2013   #2


May I see a screenshot of the contents of Microsoft Office 15?

Alternatively, you can do a Windows Key + F for things like "winword.exe".
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14 Jul 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

If you have the 32 bit version of Office they will be in the C:\Program Files (x86) Office folder
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15 Jul 2013   #4

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

What can help for finding where a program is running from is Task Manager.
Right click on a blank area of the Taskbar and click "Start Task Manager".
In the Processes tab, click View > Select Columns.
Select the "Image Path Name" and "Command Line" checkboxes and click OK.
When you have Word running, what do you see for the "Image Path Name"(and "Command Line")?

I've got Office 2010 on this PC with Word running and I see this
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15 Jul 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I found on W2007/64 the location of Office in Computer/Program Files (x86)/ Microsoft Office / Office 12 the exe files. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE"
With properties you may be able to restore standard settings of associations.
Or just drag and drop to desktop under Users/ user/ desktop etc.
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15 Jul 2013   #6


Or, try this:
  1. Open the Start menu
  2. Type the name of the Office program
  3. Right-click it
  4. Choose Copy
  5. Now somewhere else (such as the Desktop), choose "Paste Shortcut"
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15 Jul 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Under Computer Win 7/64/ Users/ User/ you find Desktop, but also a second Short-cut or connection? folder to desktop where all the short-cuts will be displayed. You can drag and drop into it.
However, have you enabled in map options (explorer) the option to display hidden files?
If not, you won't find much of this stuff.

Win + O would display program short-cut findings.
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