Windows 10: WPS Office Changed Global MS Office Icons - How to change them back?

Discus and support WPS Office Changed Global MS Office Icons - How to change them back? in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Hello All! After installing WPS Office - The Most Compatible Free Office Suite - WPS Office - I had various file associations and icons changed. No... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by jdUnionngarden, May 1, 2017.

  1. WPS Office Changed Global MS Office Icons - How to change them back?


    Hello All!

    After installing WPS Office - The Most Compatible Free Office Suite - WPS Office - I had various file associations and icons changed. No surprises there. I've manually corrected the file associations to my liking, but still have many "wrong" icons.

    I wish to change my icons back to the standard Microsoft Office icons, but have had no success. *Sad
    Running 'Clear_and_Reset_Thumbnail_Cache' did not work nor did a Program Repair for MS Office (From Programs & Features).

    Appreciation goes out to all who read this post and those who reply! *Smile

    Thanks very much,

    :)
     
    jdUnionngarden, May 1, 2017
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  2. GeoffC136 Win User

    Windows 10 Installation - Icons Will Not Display Properly

    Dear All

    I have sorted this problem in a slow but doable way. The removal of the IconCache (which I have done twice) has made no difference to the problem.

    1. To sort the icons for MS Office and CorelDraw I have found the executable files. (Somewhat strangely the MS Office 2010 executables are in the Office14 folder (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14).

    2. I have then created shortcuts for these (which have to be on the Desktop).

    3. I have cut them from the Desktop to the appropriate Start Menu folder (C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office).

    4. In the start menu folder I have opened the Properties for each shortcut and then changed the icon. (For some reason the Change Icon process has had to be gone through twice for the change to take effect).

    5. The icons now appear in the Start Menu tiles with the correct coloured icons!

    This is a messy and time consuming fix but it works.

    Geoff
     
    GeoffC136, May 1, 2017
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  3. psdurai72 Win User
    Lumia 535 dual sim lcd freezing issues and the attitude of call center and customer care people!!!!

    In android we can read Tamil vanavil auvoiyar fonts using wps office. How to read Tamil fonds in Ms office?
     
    psdurai72, May 1, 2017
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  4. mike s Win User

    WPS Office Changed Global MS Office Icons - How to change them back?

    From Programs and Features, you could try to select each MS Office component and run a "repair" installation.
     
    mike s, May 1, 2017
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  5. Thanks mike S,
    My apologies for not noting I had already tried that. My post has been updated.
    Best,*Smile
     
    jdUnionngarden, May 1, 2017
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  6. mike s Win User
    mike s, May 1, 2017
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  7. When you say wrong icons do you mean like Writer is now an Adobe PDF icon? Things like that? Or what was a Word icon is now Writer icon? If you are using WPS, and select a file to open with WPS, it will change the icon to WPS. If you want Microsoft's icons back you need to right click on the file, and select "open with", and then select Microsoft's program instead of WPS. You can't really have a Microsoft icon for an "open with WPS" file unless you maybe manually change the icon through properties.
     
    Bobby Phoenix, May 2, 2017
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  8. Edwin New Member

    WPS Office Changed Global MS Office Icons - How to change them back?

    @jdUnionngarden

    Had you unchecked various options during installation?


    WPS Office Changed Global MS Office Icons - How to change them back? [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, May 2, 2017
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  9. Thanks for the reply Edwin,
    I was looking for anything "extra" it would want to install. I did notice it was going into my AppData, not Program Files and chose not to change it in case it would not install properly. I did not see the three check boxes #2 Circle. I'm wondering where you got the screen shots. e.g. From the full paid version perhaps? I installed the free one.
    -
    So, if I just missed those, ... I see I can *reinstall* instead of changing or uninstalling. Do you have any thoughts on my best next move?
    -
    I've been considering a complete uninstall followed by a system restore prior to the initial install, but worry about ... well, something else annoying.
    -
    I certainly *do* appreciate your assistance. *Smile
    Best,
     
    jdUnionngarden, May 2, 2017
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  10. I went with the "best" solution: Uninstalled WPS Office and ran a System Restore to a date prior to the installation.
    Thanks to all who supported me in this misadventure! *Smile
     
    jdUnionngarden, Apr 5, 2018
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