Office 2007 documents (like .docx or .pptx) don't have any icons - how can I get them back?

After upgrading from Office 2007 to 2003 on my Vista PC, office documents don't have any icons, but the apps have icons as usual (see Screenshot 1.jpg).

In Default Programs, office documents are set to open with an unknown program (see Screenshot 2.jpg).

For .docx, I changed this unknown program to Microsoft Word, to see if that would fix the problem. It didn't (see Icons.jpg), as the icon for .docx just changed itself to something weird.

Although reinstalling would probably fix it, I use a lot of addons with office, so don't really want to have to reinstall them too. Repairing the installation via Control Panel didn't work.

This is probably an easy fix, I just haven't worked out how to do it yet.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Hello pigletiger,

Install the office 2007 compatibility pack


pigletigerAuthor Commented:
Sorry I forgot to mention this earlier:

Office documents still open with office programs. This is weird, as Default Programs says they don't. For this reason, the compatibility pack probably won't help. Does it even install on Office 2007?
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pigletigerAuthor Commented:
To PeteLong

The compatibility pack installed, but didn't make any difference.
MAS (MVE)EE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Open the MS word/Excel 2007 program first . Then try opening the file from the program.

If it is opening please let me know.

pigletigerAuthor Commented:

The documents open with the programs they should do, from inside the programs or just by double-clicking the files. My problem is that they don't have icons.
MAS (MVE)EE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Try another profile. administrator profile preferred.
pigletigerAuthor Commented:
Do you mean log on as administrator (that makes no difference) or change a setting in Office, if so how?
MAS (MVE)EE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Try restore to a point before you install 2007.
If the restore is completed successfully. uninstall the office 2003 and install office 2007 as fresh installation.

Try and let me know.
pigletigerAuthor Commented:
As I said, I don't want to uninstall - it would be a pain with all of my addons.

Someone here with the same problem:

If someone uploaded the folder mentioned in post 7 of this thread (the link in the thread is dead) that would probably fix the problem.
pigletigerAuthor Commented:

In default programs, when I changed the default program to open .docx, Microsoft Word was suggested twice as a program to open the format. I think this is because my PC had forgotten that I'd uninstalled Office 2003, so one of the suggestions was Office 2003 (uninstalled) and the other was 2007.

In my first attempt to fix my problem (resulting in Icons.jpg) I must have clicked on the (uninstalled) Office 2003 one by mistake.

I fixed the problem by going back and making 2007 version the default program. The rest of the office apps did the same thing automatically.

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