PowerPoint missing (Office 2010)

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PowerPoint missing (Office 2010)

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Hi all

Somehow I have lost all of my office shortcuts and folder in start up, for Word and Excel I just typed the names in the search box and right clicked them and saved to the quick start menu, but for PowerPoint is doesn't seem to work, if I open any of my existing PowerPoint folders it works fine so I know it must be there somewhere, any ideas how I can either reinstate the whole folder or add PowerPoint to the quick start menu.

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Assuming you are using Win 7:
Locate the Powerpoint .exe file, it will be somewhere under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office.
Copy it
Click the start button and then All Progs and scroll down until you get to the Startup folder.
RIGHT click on it and chose Explore
When the Explorer window opens right click and paste as shortcut
Rename the shortcut if you want

Next time you boot your PC, Powerpoint will automatically start.

Does this help?

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Start Windows Explorer.
Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14.
This folder should contain the Office applications:

EXCEL.EXE
OUTLOOK.EXE
POWERPNT.EXE
WINWORD.EXE

Right-click one of these, and select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut) from the context menu.
You now have a shortcut to the application on your desktop.
Rename the shortcut if you wish.
You can then drag it to the Start menu, or to the Quick Start toolbar.
Regards,
Hans

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Cheers Ken

I will try that now
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stuck wrote:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Ken, almost everybody has 64-bit Windows and 32-bit Office, so Office will be installed in Program Files (x86). And there is a version-specific folder within Microsoft Office that contains the applications - for Office 2010 it will be named Office14.
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HansV wrote:Start Windows Explorer.
Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14.
This folder should contain the Office applications:

EXCEL.EXE
OUTLOOK.EXE
POWERPNT.EXE
WINWORD.EXE

Right-click one of these, and select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut) from the context menu.
You now have a shortcut to the application on your desktop.
Rename the shortcut if you wish.
You can then drag it to the Start menu, or to the Quick Start toolbar.
Cheers Hans

That worked fine, I am presuming from Ken's description I will get the folder back when I reboot
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Ken's instructions would make PowerPoint start automatically when you start Windows. I'm not sure that that is what you wanted...
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Re: PowerPoint missing (Office 2010)

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steveh wrote:...I am presuming from Ken's description I will get the folder back when I reboot
What I described won't restore a folder. This implies that when you said you'd "lost all of my office shortcuts and folder in start up" you are not actually talking about the Windows startup folder, which is what I was talking about.

The Windows Startup folder is a special folder. When you boot your PC and Windows has finished loading then the first thing Windows does is look in the Startup folder. If it finds anything in there it will automatically will invoke it. Thus in this case, if you put a shortcut to Powerpoint in there then Powerpoint will automatically start whenever you boot your PC.

Ken