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  • Started 6 years ago by nburrell11
  • Latest reply from mathemagician1729
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nburrell11
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Can anyone tell me why the Microsoft Office 2007 icons look so wierd and how I can get them back? I didn't delete anything, one day they just showed up that way. The older Office documents' icons still work just fine.

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LH
Posts: 20002

Open Regedit and have a look in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Icons
Is there any data in there?

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LH
Posts: 20002

BTW. What OS are you using? My above post is for Vista.
Another thing I have just remembered, is that changing your color scheme (i.e., Aero to Classic) and then back again, will sometimes reset your icons.

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nburrell11
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My OS is Vista Business. I tried resetting the theme and that didnt work. There is some data in the registry key, but some of the values refer to a negative value in the imageres file. Do you have a picture of what the normal registry key for ShellIcons should look like?

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jd2066
Posts: 3814

What are the values in the following registry keys?:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.Application.12\DefaultIcon
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\DefaultIcon
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Publisher.Document.12\DefaultIcon
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12\DefaultIcon

Those should hold the icons for the listed Office programs. The Shell Icons key is just for shell objects like My Computer.

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LH
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@jd, thanks, I wasn't actually looking for the Office icons there.
@nburrell. What is the exact entry for that imageres.dll?
My shell icons is empty, so not much point in posting an image.

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jd2066
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@LH: I would like to know what you were looking for then as that key has nothing to do with Microsoft Office File Type icons.

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LH
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@jd. I'm sure you would :) But at the moment it's only a theory.

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nburrell11
Posts: 46

@LH, the registry entry is C:\Windows\system32\imageres.dll, -55 and C:\Windows\system32\imageres.dll, -54 for the strings 31 and 32.
@jd2066, I don't have those registry entries.

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LH
Posts: 20002

Those 2 are for your Recycle Bin. So that's one theory down the drain.
I'll think on :)

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jd2066
Posts: 3814

Ok.
Do any of these following keys exist:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.Application.12
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Publisher.Document.12
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12

Also what is the value of the following keys:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.accdb
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pub
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlsx

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mathemagician1729
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I'm having the exact same problem. When I open 07 docs, the icon is blank but it works fine with 97-2003 files. If you go to

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.docx is there anything messed up here ?

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