Final solution for missing office icons in Windows 7 (x64)

As there are many posts and I had a hard and long time to restore my Office 2007 icons I thought it would be better to post this here.

My Office Icons were gone. I use Windows 7 64bit and Office 2007.

First, the problem seems to be complex, sometimes really easy solutions are possible. For me it was harder. Maybe this won´t help everyone, please answer if you tried.

I found out, that an icon folder in “C:\Windows\Installer” was missing, probably erased by CCleaner. So I had to find this folder and I found it here.

Unzip it and copy the folder to ”C:\Windows\Installer”. Now the problem is that the folder name is something like “{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}”. I have no idea, how Windows creates these names but they seem to be different. So you have to find out the name of your folder before it was deleted.

Open the registry (Win + R; “regedit”) and search for ”C:\Windows\Installer\{*”. By this I found the path “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Addin\DefaultIcon”, where in the key “(Standard)” the name of the folder can be found. In my case the value was “C:\Windows\Installer\{91120000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}\xlicons.exe,6″.

So copy the name of the folder (in my case “{91120000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}”) and rename your Iconfolder in ”C:\Windows\Installer” accordingly.

That should be it. Maybe you have to restart “explorer.exe”, maybe even clear the iconcache. Google it if you don´t know how to do it!

I thank all the ones who helped me in the forums! And my brain of course!

Ein Kommentar zu “Final solution for missing office icons in Windows 7 (x64)

  1. Top! Many thanks….
    I was able to rename the folder…
    C:\windows\Installer\{90150000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} and it works 😉

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