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Icons in word and excel

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Recently I had hard drive problems. I backed up all software and data, reinitialised the hard drives, and then copied all applications and data files back to the hard drives. When I went to use word 6 and excel 4 files, the icons that appear alongside each file name were blank. I can reset each one by copying and pasting in 'get info' but this is cumbersome and time consuming. Is this a preferences problem? In any case, how can I correct this problem?
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You have lost your Desktop Database which keeps track of icons, names, attributes etc. To rebuild it you hold down command   & option at startup until you see it ask you if you want to rebuild the desktop (just before the finder loads and just after your extensions load). Say yes, and let it rebuild. You should have all your icons back. If not, rebuild again.
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