Microsft Word icon is gone. [Solved/Closed]

Nate - Jun 20, 2008 at 03:36 PM - Latest reply:  Schly
- Apr 9, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Hello,

I have a question. Until recently there has been a Micorosft icon on my desktop and it showed up under the "All Programs" list on my Start menu. About a week ago it disappeared from both of those places and also from the folder in my Program Files labelled Micosoft Office! I know I still have Word on my PC because I can open previously created documents in this program as well as open a new blank document in Word and save it, etc. What has happened to Microsoft Wrd? Thanks.
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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
Great tech tip - saved me a lot of time. Thank you.
Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much!
Thank you soooooooo much!
This is a great tip. Worked perfectly.
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Right click on desktop

click on new

then click on New Microsoft word
saved the day thanks so much Johnny
THIS IS ONLY A PARTIAL SOLUTION (or better saying an alternative use of Office shortcuts). The best answers are these of TYGR22 and BELCYNS.

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 (if it is a desktop shortcut, it may need to created again)
Thanks. This is the proper way.
Awesome - this worked just fine. I did have to put in the MS Office CD that came with the computer so that it could finish. Thanks!
good think it works
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Launch - Microsoft Office Diagnostics (Start -> All Programs -> ->Microsoft Office -> Microsoft Office Tools -> Microsoft Office Diagnostics).
On the last Check all your assignment for office icons will be restored.
Sorry for my language.
my word icon changed to the generic white icon - this fixed my issue... thanks!
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all right heres the thing
1 go to control pannel then click add and remove programs.
goto the one that says microsoft word there is an icon with four different colored squares. then click change and modify it
Thanx! This really helped.
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My "Word" icon has disappeared. Can you help me. Obviously I can get into my word by going through a saved document. I have Office 2007.
cottonknife - Apr 13, 2010 at 03:12 AM
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thanks for the info on msoffice Diagnostics
yogui7 133 Posts Wednesday February 20, 2008Registration date February 6, 2009 Last seen - Jun 22, 2008 at 03:32 PM
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Hello!

Are you sure nobody erased it?