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I had to revert my OS to a previous version and reinstall Office 2000. Before I did that, the shortcut icons that were on the desktop for Word and Excel documents were a blank sheet with the shortcut arrow on them rather than the typical Word or Excel shortcut icon. After the system repair, the blank icons are still appearing on the desktop. Everything else seems to be working properly.

I can't seem to find which folder they are stored in. How can I return those shortcut icons back to the Word and Excel shortcut icons with the arrow?
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Office 2000 has never been supported on Windows 10. Even though you may have been able to get it running, it is liable to not have been fully functional and, more importantly, to have compromised your system's security.

As for the problem itself, that suggests the files concerned have been reinstalled in different folders than those to which the shortcuts refer. If you start Word and/or Excel, the application options can tell you what the default template folders are.
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Thank you for your reply.

I have used Office 2000 Word and Excel for 20 years on XP, Win6, Win7, and Win10 without problems. I cannot think of anything that doesn't work properly and both applications have been working on two Win10 computers since 2017 without causing any security problems. (Knock on wood!)

I did run into a niggly while installing it on Win10. I simply ignored the error that occurred (3 times, one after the other) and the installation continued to completion without problems on my two Win10 computers.

I am sorry to have to confess that after working the problem for awhile I found that the blank page icons were not shortcuts to Word or Excel files at all, but to internet pages.
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I did run into a niggly while installing it on Win10. I simply ignored the error that occurred (3 times, one after the other) and the installation continued to completion without problems on my two Win10 computers.
Those error message relate to aspects of Office 2000 that are incompatible with Windows 10 and do not work in that environment.
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