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I accidentaly deleted the shortcut for microsoft word starter

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I accidentaly deleted the shortcut for microsoft word starter 2010 from my Dock. where can i find it if i cant find it from the start menu to create a new shortcut?

Nimman :

Hello there

Nimman :

Can you tell me which OS you are using ?

Customer:

windows 7

Nimman :

You need a Msword Shortcut ?

Customer:

yes and its a microsoft word starter 2010. i dragged it to the Dock from the start menu. then i accidentaly deleted it

Nimman :

Click on start button , Then on the search box type Winword

Customer:

there are no matches

Nimman :

you typed "Winword" ?

Customer:

yes

Nimman :

then open my computer

Customer:

ok, done

Nimman :

C: drive

Customer:

ok

Nimman :

Program files

Customer:

ok

Nimman :

Microsoft office

Customer:

ok, then there are two folder; office14 and options14

Nimman :

Office14

Nimman :

Check there for winword

Customer:

its all folders with numbers, and MSOO, and OOBESTUB

Nimman :

in the office14 folder type winword on the top right corner search box

Customer:

no items matched

Nimman :

come back to the Microsoft office folder then type *.exe in searchbox

Customer:

I get MSOO and OOBESTUB

Nimman :

you typed " *.exe " ?

Nimman :

without quotes

Customer:

yes i did

Customer:

i know

Nimman :

Thats strange

Customer:

but thats what the results were

Customer:

?do u think i might have just dragged teh actual file onto the dock

Customer:

then deleted completly when i accidentaly deleted it?

Nimman :

Lets check,

Nimman :

Click and hold windows key then press R to start RUN

Nimman :

Then paste this "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE"

Nimman :

without quotes , then press enter.

Customer:

windows cannot find "C:/program....

Nimman :

You cant find any other exe files in MS office folder ?

Customer:

nope...i have not purchased one by the way. its just the office starter

Nimman :

Open control panel, Then select programs and Features

Customer:

i see microsoft office starter, microsoft office click to run, and microsoft office 2010

Customer:

and teh wird this is, i can actualy open a new document file

Nimman :

You can open a word file, In MS word ?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

i have it open right now

Nimman :

Press and Hold windows key then press F button, Then type winword on the searchbox

Customer:

i went to the desktop scree, right cliked and new word document

Customer:

no items match

Nimman :

Where did you installed word starter ?

Nimman :

Is it on C: drive?

Customer:

i duno...it was there already when i got my laptop. it gave me options when i opened microsoft office 2010. either activate, purchase or use microsoft office

Customer:

it should be on C drive coz i dint have any cds in....especialy when i dun even have a cd drive

Nimman :

Ok, Go to C: drive , Then Program files .

Customer:

ok

Nimman :

How many folders are there starting with microsoft ?

Customer:

and another thing is there this other one next to C drive. it says microsoft office click to run 2010. (protected) (Q:)

Customer:

there are 9 of them

Nimman :

Any folders having Starter ?

Customer:

microsoft office starter 2010 - english

Nimman :

Open that folder

Nimman :

Type *.exe in the search box

Nimman :

And tell me the result

Customer:

well i double clicked it and it openes a window with teh title "remove microsoft office click to run. then asks if i want to remove it

Nimman :

Clivk no

Customer:

yep

Nimman :

You saw the exe file ?

Customer:

no

Nimman :

Whats the result you got after searching the exe file in Starter folder ?

Customer:

no matches

Nimman :

no exe files ?

Customer:

nope

Nimman :

*.exe ?

Customer:

and ive pretty much when through most of the places you told me to even before

Customer:

nope, no *.exe files

Nimman :

Then go to control panel, Programs and features

Nimman :

Right click on the Microsoft office starter and select repair

Customer:

it only gives me two options ; uninstall, and change

Nimman :

Click on change and check if you get repair option up there

Customer:

yes it does, opens a windows that sayas repair office click to tun

Customer:

run

Nimman :

Repair it

Customer:

it is repairing

Customer:

repaired successfully

Nimman :

Now check for the shortcut in start menu

Customer:

OMG its there

Customer:

:)

Nimman :

Happy to hear that

Customer:

Thank you sooooo much!

Nimman :

Welcome :)

Nimman :

Click accept button , If my assistance was helpful

Nimman :

Best of luck.

Customer:

will definately

Nimman :

God bless you

Customer:

thanks again and have a nice day

Nimman :

same to you

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