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    Minor annoyance: my icon for MS Word has lost its image, only the generic Windows Program icon appears. This holds on the desktop, Start Menu, and also the basic non-shortcut icon in All Programs / Windows Office. Although I'm logged in as administrator, the "change icon" button in Shortcut Properties is grayed out. (I tried going into the Word program properties-security and giving "everyone" "full control" but it stayed grayed out.) Anyone know how to put the Word icon (or better still, an icon of my choice) in there?

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    Hi Spencer
    The less elegant solution is to create another shortcut and then manipulate that one. I am also trying to find out how to change the original icon, which exhibits the same locked behavior as you mentioned.
    I will get back to you here if I find something

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    Any shortcut I make has the same problem (no icon and "change icon" grayed out). Also....eek, it's catching!... now my Novell Groupwise has lost its icon, too, replaced with generic.
    I tried TuneUp Utilities "repair" functions for icon cache, didn't help.

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    I had a similar problem with my "deceased" XP. I lost all of the icons for the entire office suite including Access.
    After doing much the same as cited above, I uninstalled the entire office system and reinstalled Office and Access and back they came. Just make sure you have backed up everything first!

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    Spencer, what was the last thing changed on your computer before this problem showed up?

    Have you tried using System Restore to return to a point before the problem was noticed?
    Deadeye81

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