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All Office 2010 icons are gone

After playing with inserting a video into the PowerPoint and installing a bunch of codecs my Office 2010 icons dissociated.  They are all look like this (attached)noiconsThis is for all Office files and apps (word, outlook, onenote, excel, etc.) All the shortcuts on taskbar, desktop, etc.  Even Skype.
When you click its opens fine.  Its just hard to determine which one is which.
Tried to reboot - no luck.
Help:-)
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Tiras25
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
Try doing a "Repair" installation (not an uninstall/reinstall). Here are instructions:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/repair-office-programs-HA010357402.aspx

Regards, Joe
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
When the icons disappear, do you still have the Show Desktop Icons with a check mark (right click the Desktop, select View from the context menu, then look at the Show Desktop Icons item under that).

This Microsoft Knowledge Base article describes one possible problem causing this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978980/en-us
Desktop shortcuts disappear in Windows 7

Another web page on the same problem:

http://www.ghacks.net/2010/03/30/fix-windows-7-desktop-shortcuts-disappearing/
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Its not like the icons gone.  They just not associated with programs anymore.  I can try to Repair but that will be for every instance - Office, visio, project, skype, etc.
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
I'm not sure what you mean by "every instance", but the Repair should re-associate all of the icons in the Microsoft Office program group with their corresponding programs. Regards, Joe
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Tiras25Author Commented:
I mean every app.  Project, visio, office, skype, etc etc.  Not sure how Skype got involved but it did.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Can't even do a Change/Repair.  The office splash window pops up and disappear.
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
Microsoft purchased Skype two years ago, so that's probably why it's involved. Project and Visio are MS Office apps, so that's probably why they're involved. Have any non-Microsoft programs lost their associations?
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Perhaps your icons are getting corrupted.  If your Desktop icons are getting corrupted, you need to rebuild the Icon Cache.  This tutorial from the Windows 7 Forums will tell you how:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/49819-icon-cache-rebuild.html
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
> The office splash window pops up and disappear.

Hmmm, try running setup from the physical media (DVD) or downloaded file.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Tiras2, any feedback?
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Tiras25Author Commented:
still struggling.  No luck so far.
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
What happens when you run setup from the physical media (DVD) or downloaded file?
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