After a discussion here, regarding some issues I was having with MS Office, I uninstalled it, deleted various superfluous directories, re-installed it, and the problem is resolved. All good, but...

For reasons that I cannot fathom, the Excel icon in the start menu does not appear. It does appear for .xls files and double-clicking those files launches Excel. It is just the icon in the start menu that is missing. Any suggestions as to how to make the icon reappear?

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I figured that I would change the shortcut's settings, however, they were greyed out. Some on-line articles suggested that rebooting the computer would resolve the issue. t didn't. So, I recreated the icon.