PowerPoint icon disappears from Programs and Start lists
The PowerPoint icon no longer appears on your Programs list when you choose Start, All Programs.
Why does this happen? So far, we don't have a clue. But the fix should be simple:
Create a new shortcut to PowerPoint:
- Rightclick the desktop
- Point to New
- Click Shortcut. The Create Shortcut wizard appears.
- Click Browse and locate a file called PowerPnt.EXE (try looking in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OfficeXX where XX is either nothing or 10 or 11 depending on which version of Office you have. PowerPnt.EXE will be in that folder usually)
- Click Next
- Type the name for the shortcut (ie, POWERPOINT)
- Click Finish. Windows creates a new shortcut on your desktop. Test it to make sure it works correctly.
Now you can drag the new shortcut to the applications area at the left side of the Task Bar or onto the Start button (then hold while the start menu opens) then onto any folder you'd like. Or leave it on the desktop and start PPT from there. Or both.