Corrupt Word docs icons

  gengiscant 09:03 08 Nov 2010

I was just about to add something to a Word doc and noticed that the icon for it, in fact on all my docs was corrupt.Its the white box with right hand corner folder over and the dark blue etc symbols inside icon thats showing.
The documents open fine so it is not a major deal, but in the interest of neatness I would like the correct icon to be displayed.

  Woolwell 10:35 08 Nov 2010

Which OS and which version of Word?

I have different icons for doc and docx files. Slightly confused as to which icon you now have.

  gengiscant 11:13 08 Nov 2010

Not putting in the information was very stupid, I am always saying to other posters to put all relevant info,then I don't. DOH
Windows 7 and Office 2007.Plus a screenshot of icon in question. The top one.
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  Woolwell 11:50 08 Nov 2010

Very odd - Does it say Word document in file type?
When you look in file associations does it show the correct icon?

Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics?

It might disappear with a reboot.

  gengiscant 12:12 08 Nov 2010

Yep it says docx.
As I said it isn't a big deal at the moment.I intend to after transferring my PC to its new case and upgrading to 64 bit Win 7 to take advantage of the 8GB of ram I have been given very shortly, so hopefully that will sort it.

Should I wish to run Microsoft Office Diagnostics, where would I find it?
The corrupt icons have been there for sometime now, so rebooting is obviously ineffective.

  Woolwell 12:55 08 Nov 2010

You should find Microsoft Office Diagnostics under All Programs - Microsoft Office - Microsoft Office Tools.

  gengiscant 13:00 08 Nov 2010


  Woolwell 13:02 08 Nov 2010

Did you have look in file associations and see what icon is shown there?

  gengiscant 13:16 08 Nov 2010

Microsoft Office Diagnostics seems to have done the trick.

Will take a note of that,thanks.

  Woolwell 13:17 08 Nov 2010

Good news. It is amazing how these small things become irritating.

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