Microsoft Word icon changed to unknown program [Solved/Closed]

SV - Mar 9, 2010 at 05:41 PM - Latest reply:  jfilipemo
- Nov 16, 2017 at 06:04 AM

Recently my microsoft word (program) icon changed from the classic picture to the unknown programs icon. I wanted to know how to get the real icon back. My icons for everything else (such as Microsoft Excel) on the desktop still displa properly. When I click on the Microsoft Word unknown programs icon, it sill opens to a normal new document scree, so this is no problem.
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Go to microsoft office-- microsoft office tools-- microsoft office picture manager-- help-- detect and repair-- check restore my shortcuts while repairing.

This should restore all the microsoft office shortcuts and icons
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Its really helpful. I spend nearly 2-3 hours searching for the solution over the internet. Surprise to find out, the solution given here is so simple.

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Very good. Found the answer at last!
jccompprobs - Oct 25, 2012 at 08:20 AM
I went to control panel under program and program features and right clicked the Microsoft office icon. Clicked on the change button then clicked repair programs.
I 100% agree with TYGR22 and his/her solution is THE BEST known solution to this LOST MICROSOFT OFFICE ICONS (LMOI) problem.
So I rooted around and found a fix. I'm still not sure why this happened. But I right clicked on just one of the MS Word document icons on my desktop (it was a shortcut to a document I've been working on), selected "Open With..." then "Microsoft Word." The document opened (which was not the problem) and the MS icons (even Excel and PPT) are restored.
That worked like a breeze... Thanks.
thank you so really worked