Recently my microsoft word (program) icon changed from the classic picture to the unknown programs icon. I wanted to know how to get the real icon back. My icons for everything else (such as Microsoft Excel) on the desktop still displa properly. When I click on the Microsoft Word unknown programs icon, it sill opens to a normal new document scree, so this is no problem.
Go to microsoft office– microsoft office tools– microsoft office picture manager– help– detect and repair– check restore my shortcuts while repairing.
This should restore all the microsoft office shortcuts and icons