Solved

All Office 2010 icons are gone

Posted on 2013-06-04
12
463 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-24
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:-)
0
Comment
Question by:Tiras25
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
12 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 313 total points
ID: 39219582
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
0
 
LVL 59

Assisted Solution

by:LeeTutor
LeeTutor earned 187 total points
ID: 39219598
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/
0
 
LVL 17

Author Comment

by:Tiras25
ID: 39219681
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.
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 313 total points
ID: 39219767
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
0
 
LVL 17

Author Comment

by:Tiras25
ID: 39219827
I mean every app.  Project, visio, office, skype, etc etc.  Not sure how Skype got involved but it did.
0
 
LVL 17

Author Comment

by:Tiras25
ID: 39219862
Can't even do a Change/Repair.  The office splash window pops up and disappear.
0
 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 313 total points
ID: 39219866
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?
0
 
LVL 59

Assisted Solution

by:LeeTutor
LeeTutor earned 187 total points
ID: 39219871
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
0
 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 313 total points
ID: 39219877
> The office splash window pops up and disappear.

Hmmm, try running setup from the physical media (DVD) or downloaded file.
0
 
LVL 59

Assisted Solution

by:LeeTutor
LeeTutor earned 187 total points
ID: 39226783
Tiras2, any feedback?
0
 
LVL 17

Author Comment

by:Tiras25
ID: 39234538
still struggling.  No luck so far.
0
 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 313 total points
ID: 39234623
What happens when you run setup from the physical media (DVD) or downloaded file?
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Microsoft Office Picture Manager is not included in Office 2013. This comes as a shock to users upgrading from earlier versions of Office, such as 2007 and 2010, where Picture Manager was included as a standard application. This article explains how…
When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
Learn how to make your own table of contents in Microsoft Word using paragraph styles and the automatic table of contents tool. We'll be using the paragraph styles in Word’s Home toolbar to help you create a table of contents. Type out your initial …
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question