Deleted program shortcut

  Clapton is God 16:34 22 Jan 2011

Windows 7. Office 2010.

I've managed to delete the shortcut to PowerPoint in Start; All Programs; MS Office and, thus, can't launch PowerPoint!

How do I restore (or replace) the shortcut?

Please note that for various reasons System Restore isn't an option.

  gengiscant 16:37 22 Jan 2011

Run an Office repair / diagnostics?

  VoG II 16:41 22 Jan 2011

Start, Run, enter


and click OK.

  GaT7 16:41 22 Jan 2011

By default PowerPoint's executable is in this folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\POWERPNT.EXE. Create a shortcut from it & drag the latter into your Start > All Programs folder. G

  gengiscant 16:41 22 Jan 2011

Sorry for the 2 posts not sure what happened,I meant to go on to say in Office 2007 the diagnostic tool is under the Microsoft office folder then Microsoft Office Tools,then Microsoft Office Diagnostics.

  Batch 16:41 22 Jan 2011

For ease, I would do this as a two stage process.

1. Search for Powerpoint.exe and RIGHT click on it and drag to the Desktop and then select Create Shortcut here.

2. Then move the shortcut that you've created in the step above to whereevr you want it.

  Jollyjohn 16:45 22 Jan 2011

Using search look for *.exe - this will list all the executable files on your computer. One of them will be PowerPoint. When you find it right click on it and "Send to desktop(create shortcut)" and a new shortcut should appear on your desktop.

  Clapton is God 16:59 22 Jan 2011

Yours seem to be the solution I need.

However, I've been using Win 7 for about 3 nanoseconds and still finding my way around it - slowly.

Where do I find the Start; All Programs FOLDER??

  GaT7 17:17 22 Jan 2011

Sorry, it will be located here I think: C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.

You may need to enable 'Show hidden files, folders, or drives' in Folder Options (click here) to view it. G

  rdave13 17:21 22 Jan 2011

You could also try typing powerpoint in the start/search box. copy and past the .exe file icon from the list to your desktop.

  GaT7 17:25 22 Jan 2011

This should be helpful too 'How to Add or Delete Start Menu All Programs Shortcuts in Windows 7' click here. G

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