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Posted on 2013-11-22
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Yesterday all was good.     Just upgraded my laptop to Windows 7.         I have some word, excel and adobe shortcuts on my desktop.    And I have a couple of Office applications pinned to the task bar.    Today......the icons for Office files, and Adobe Reader files are broken.  
See attached screenshot

They were fine yesterday.

Office 2003    Adobe Reader XI
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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If you just upgraded from XP to W7, then the location of the executables has changed, so the old shortcuts won't work. In XP, the executables are in <C:\Program Files\>. In W7, they're in <C:\Program Files (x86)\>. Did you reinstall Office 2003 and Adobe Reader XI after upgrading to W7 or did you move the apps over in some other way? Regards, Joe
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by:Nick Rhode
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What did you upgrade from?  XP? Vista?

Probably due to going from Program Files to Program Files x86 so the mapping of the shortcuts would appear broken.  Just navigate to the shortcuts or recreate them.  

All you have to do is unpin the broken shortcuts from taskbar or delete them from desktop.  Click the windows 7 button (aka start button) > All Programs > Office

Right-click the program and pin to task bar or send to desktop
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by:bankwest
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We upgraded from XP to Windows 7 then reinstalled all applications after that.    We have done about 12 machines so far, and this is the first one to do this.    And the old shortcuts work, they just have broken icons.

And I unpinned the items in the task bar.   Did what you mentioned.....    The icons in the Programs list are broken also
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by:bankwest
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Another problem has taken my time away from this.  Hope to get back to it in a day or two.  Will update in a few days
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