problem with office icons

Microsoft Microsoft office standard 2007...
July 24, 2009 at 12:00:41
Specs: Windows Vista
For some reason all my office icons (Word, excel, PowerPoint, etc) have been replaced by the generic windows icon (the one that has the windows logo on it). How do I get the old (office) icons back?

Someone posted this long time ago and i have the same problem but please look at my comments.

My Comments:
- when you click on the file it open using it's default program normally (whether it was doc or excel etc....)
- when i try to reassign the file type or the file format to its' program, nothing happen
- when i try to assign the file type another program (for example: assign the DOC files to Excel) the file icon change to the excel file format icon (the correct excel icon) but i can't leave it like this cuz the DOC file won't open with the Excel, so i reassign the DOC to it's default program the WIN WORD the file icon turn to the generic icon again!!!
and please be noted that when i assign the DOC files with the Excel and the icon change to the Excel file format icon, the normal Excel sheets files remain with the generic windows icon!!!
it's a very strange problem and i have never faced it before, i really need some help... :)
Thanks to everyone


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#1
July 24, 2009 at 12:15:24
Asser, Follow the instructions at the link below.

How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Vista.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/1...

Tufenuf


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#2
July 24, 2009 at 15:11:38
Tufenuf,
Thank you so much for your fast reply to my problem.
I followed the instructions in this page (your link) to rebuild the icons database on my VISTA and I did.

The old file was about 3.8MB
after i deleted it and restart the new file was about 2.4MB

BUT with no effect on my problem at all, i tried to open files and reassign programs and everything again after the rebuild but with no effect.
I still have the same problem.
Can you help me?
Thank you again
Regards,
Asser


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#3
July 24, 2009 at 15:19:39
Hey,
I forgot to mention that.
The PDF files had the same problem.
I reinstalled the Adobe Reader now and it fixed the problem.
But when i try and i did before and now again, try to reinstall or fix the office or the visio i got his setup stop error and it stop the installation and close it.
any ideas??
:)
thx

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#4
July 24, 2009 at 15:49:59
Asser, You should be able to find a possible solution at one of the links/threads at the search link below.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...

If you do please post back with the solution as it may help others.

Tufenuf


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#5
July 26, 2009 at 00:15:54
i did and i find nothing could solve this problem :(
thanks

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