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Create Outlook 2007 Icon on Windows 7 Desktop

Microsoft Office 2007 installation in windows 7 won’t create any Outlook Icon on User desktop. This is expected behavior with default installation. If you want to get this icon, then import the below registry information to your system and you should be able to see it immediately.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}ShellFolder]
“Attributes”=dword:00000072

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@=”Microsoft Office Outlook”
“InfoTip”=”Displays your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other important personal information.”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}DefaultIcon]
@=”C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE,7″

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}InprocServer32]
@=”C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\MLSHEXT.DLL”
“ThreadingModel”=”Apartment”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}Shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}ShellOpen]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}ShellOpenCommand]
@=””C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE””

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}ShellPropertiescommand]
@=”rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL “C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\MLCFG32.CPL””

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}shellex]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}shellexPropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}shellexPropertySheetHandlers{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@=””

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}ShellFolder]
“Attributes”=hex:72,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerDesktopNameSpace{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

You can save above bunch of keys as reg file and import into the target machine. Obvious thing is that you should take backup of your registry before you import.

Hope this tip helps you!!

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