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Thread: Fix for all office icons not showing up in windows 7

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005

    Fix for all office icons not showing up in windows 7

    I was facing this problem since years time to time where Office icons disappear or show up as no assigned icon on Windows 7 based systems. Whenever we click them it asks to choose program for opening them. So I did long researches on this and finally came through a sure shot working solution. Hence I thought to post it here so that other users facing the same could be helped and prevent their important time to waste on searching here and there.

    • First of all you will need to download Icon Extractor tool.
    • Now suppose the WORD icon is having problem, go to program files, open Office installation folder, open WORD folder and select winword.exe.

    • Copy the location, it should be C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 \WINWORD.exe

    • Launch Icon Extractor tool and paste the location in the box on the top and click on search button.

    • Now select the default icon and take note of the order it appears in the window.

    • Now use the location of winword.exe we copied above and mention the icon number next to it.

      For example, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.exe,2.
    • Copy the above location with number, and open Registry editor by Typing RegEdit in the RUN Command.

    • Now navigate to the following location:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ FileExts \ .abc \ UserChoice
    • Here in the right pane you will see a file named Progid . Notedown its value data and follow these steps.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010

    Re: Fix for all office icons not showing up in windows 7

    Right click on dekstop of Windows7. And then from the right click menu which is also called as context menu. In that choose View and click on Show Desktop Icons. If nothing is shown on the screen then you will need to fix the operating system. There is an lightweight application developed in. NET allows you to edit program associations, context menu, file type properties and the icon displayed. That application is called as Types. You can download and tyr this.

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