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Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« on: May 01, 2013, 06:28:43 PM »
Posted this question in the MS Community Forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-word/icon-for-word-2013-not-applied-to-documents/7f4b10a5-2805-4e61-b04a-2f302bb106f6

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Attached shows the generic icon, applied to docx files.  All other Office program files (Excel, PP, etc.) have correct icons.  Why not Word 2013 documents?
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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 11:56:53 AM »
That is going to be a regkey setting I bet. As with some of my programs I have to set the icon to use in the registry so Windows knows which icon to use.

Like on my system I have office 2007 and I have regkeys like this telling the system what icon to use

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Windows\\Installer\\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}\\wordicon.exe,13"

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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 07:58:49 PM »
attached pic shows same regkey on mine

would the icons for Office Word 2013 be stored someplace else?
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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 11:07:53 AM »
Yeah there is actually a bit of them in different places. Gets a little annoying lol.

But lets also make sure you have the file wordicon.exe

Since it looks like this is where it pulls the icon from.

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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 11:08:50 AM »
Keep in mind my office is 2007 so make sure to check in the folder that is listed in your registry key you posted :wink:

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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 11:55:59 PM »
Hope this doesn't sound as ridiculous as I think it does ...

Found several locations for wordicon.exe in the registry.  One pic attached.

Then searched for wordicon.exe under C:\Windows and found it listed under C:\Windows\Installer.  Pic attached.  But note that C:\Windows\Installer isn't shown in Windows Explorer list.  So the file is there but it isn't there.

Lost for words.
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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2013, 11:58:52 PM »
Here's the Explorer list under Windows.  No 'Installer' listed.
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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 12:10:10 AM »
This Freeware utility 'Types' enables me to change icons, including the icon for Word files.

Here's the link http://izt.name/apps/types/

It worked.
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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 12:19:09 PM »
Glad you got it working :-)

The reason why it wasnt working was because the regkey was pointing to the wrong folder.

Look at the regkey you posted here
http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,1112.msg7501.html#msg7501

You will see it doesnt match the path where the icon exe was. :wink:

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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 12:39:06 PM »
The Types 'solution' is a bandaid.  I like your real solution.

I 'assume' I can manually change the registry key and point it to where wordicon.exe really is?  Fixes being rarely simple, just want to verify.  Thanks.
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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 12:41:14 PM »
Correct  :wink:

Just have the regkey point to the correct spot :-)

I dont know which keys the types program changes though.

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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2013, 09:01:47 PM »
I found the regkey that 'Types' changed and changed the direction to wordicon.exe here C:\Windows\Installer\{91150000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

Lo and behold (see attached), it worked.

You did it again, Shane.
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Re: Word 2013 -- generic icon for docx
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2013, 11:44:22 AM »
Glad I could help :-)

So remember, anything that has to do with what icon to show will always be in the registry. :-)

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