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  • How do I put the Outlook 2007 icon (NOT A SHORTCUT) back on the desktop on Win 7 64 bit ?

    I have tried the registry entry ([HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]) which works fine on XP, and Win 7 32 bit.

    Please don't reply with "Right click - send to desktop," or "go to control panel."  This has to be done via registry entry or other silent method since Office is being pushed out via SCCM.

    Friday, May 21, 2010 3:24 PM

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  • Ok, I think I figured it out!!!  The following should put an Outlook icon (NOT SHORTCUT) on the desktop, and you should be able to right click - Properties to configure new profiles.  If someone with 64 bit Windows 7 and Office 2007 could test and verify that would be awesome!!

     

     

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:00000072

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="Microsoft Office Outlook"
    "InfoTip"="Displays your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other important personal information."

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE,7"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\InprocServer32]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\MLSHEXT.DLL"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open\Command]
    @="\"C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Properties\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL \"C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\MLCFG32.CPL\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=hex:72,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

     

     

    • Marked as answer by Jennifer Zhan Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:08 AM
    Monday, May 24, 2010 8:50 PM

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  • Alright, I managed to get the icon on the desktop, however, the "Properties" are not working.  I added these registry keys.

     

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:00000072

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="Microsoft Office Outlook"
    "InfoTip"="Displays your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other important personal information."

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE,7"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\InprocServer32]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\MLSHEXT.DLL"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open\Command]
    @="\"C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=hex:72,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

     

     

    By copying this into a registry file, this will place the Outlook icon on the desktop that can be used to launch the program.  Can anyone else help with figuring out why the "Properties" won't work.?

    • Proposed as answer by Jer-Cedar Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:48 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Jer-Cedar Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:48 PM
    Monday, May 24, 2010 2:58 AM
  • Ok, I think I figured it out!!!  The following should put an Outlook icon (NOT SHORTCUT) on the desktop, and you should be able to right click - Properties to configure new profiles.  If someone with 64 bit Windows 7 and Office 2007 could test and verify that would be awesome!!

     

     

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:00000072

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="Microsoft Office Outlook"
    "InfoTip"="Displays your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other important personal information."

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE,7"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\InprocServer32]
    @="C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\MLSHEXT.DLL"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open\Command]
    @="\"C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Properties\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL \"C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12\\MLCFG32.CPL\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=hex:72,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

     

     

    • Marked as answer by Jennifer Zhan Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:08 AM
    Monday, May 24, 2010 8:50 PM
  • Hi,

    I am glad to hear that your issue has been resolved and thanks to share your experience with us.

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:08 AM
  • Could you please add more details on how to add these registry changes I will try this out for you but there are gray areas on the steps.
    Saturday, June 12, 2010 9:10 PM
  • Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:00000072

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="Microsoft Office Outlook"
    "InfoTip"="Displays your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other important personal information."

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE,7"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\InprocServer32]
    @="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\MLSHEXT.DLL"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open\Command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Properties\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL \"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\MLCFG32.CPL\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=hex:72,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

    You might want to change into the above, as in my case C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12 did not resolve into the right path. I changed it into the above and then did a screen refresh and then I had an Outlook 2007 icon on my Windows 7 Enterprise x64 desktop. :-)

    Thanks for your work!

    Sunday, June 27, 2010 6:27 PM
  • Could you please add more details on how to add these registry changes I will try this out for you but there are gray areas on the steps.


    Fairly simple, just put the text in Notepad and save as Outlook2007_Win7x64.reg, then double click the file and say it's ok to input into the registry. :-)

     

    Sunday, June 27, 2010 6:30 PM
  • I am using Office 2010 so I changed the 12s to 14s and ran the reg file. I tried both C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office14 and C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office14, both of which resolve to the location where Office is installed on my system.

    It didn't work. Any ideas?

     

    Thanks

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 11:18 PM
  • Tested on Ofiice 10, "Bitness" = x86 on x64 version of Win7 Enterprise OS.

    Having fiddled with so many settings in my Local Profile, things got muddled up.

    Login with a new profile and the Outlook icon is there just as we've been looking for and all depend on. 

    Thank you so much for the work Timothy D.!!!!!

    With a user base of several thousand to support, you really don't want to retrain them all on how to get into email.

     Thanks again.

    Here is the Reg file contents that I used:

     

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:00000072

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="Microsoft Office Outlook"
    "InfoTip"="Displays your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other important personal information."

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Microsoft Office 2010\\Office14\\OUTLOOK.EXE,7"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\InprocServer32]
    @="C:\\Microsoft Office 2010\\Office14\\MLSHEXT.DLL"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open\Command]
    @="\"C:\\Microsoft Office 2010\\Office14\\OUTLOOK.EXE\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Properties\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL \"C:\\Microsoft Office 2010\\Office14\\MLCFG32.CPL\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=hex:72,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

     

     

    Friday, August 6, 2010 7:35 PM
  • I tried it on Windows 7 Pro, 64-Bit, and it worked.
    Monday, October 18, 2010 7:44 PM
  • I Can confirm this works on windows xp 64bit as well.. thanks so much.. been looking for the answear!
    Thursday, November 4, 2010 1:28 PM
  • The response is a bit late, but can be helpful for those with the same issue. I created the icon in a new installation with office 2010 using above registry items, then found out the name of the icon to be "Microsoft Office Outlook" which I found to long. Then tried to change it and deleted the icon using right click - delete. After that I couldn't recreate the icon anymore. After searching and searching, I thought about doing a repair of Office 2010 and after that the icon was back.

    I changed the registry file to be as follows as I found there were some thing to improve:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="Microsoft Outlook"
    "InfoTip"="Displays your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other important personal information."
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office14\\OUTLOOK.EXE,7"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\InprocServer32]
    @="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office14\\MLSHEXT.DLL"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open\Command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office14\\OUTLOOK.EXE\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Properties\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL \"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office14\\MLCFG32.CPL\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @=""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=hex:72,00,00,00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    


    The first key "ShellFolder" that existed was removed as it was added again in the end (and that one seemed to be working, so removed the first). Second, I changed "Microsoft Office Outlook" into "Microsoft Outlook" as the former was not fully readable without activating the icon. Now it shows nicely as a two line name of the icon. :-)

    • Proposed as answer by Arlé M. _ Sunday, January 1, 2012 2:09 AM
    Sunday, January 1, 2012 2:07 AM
  • Thank you Arle. That worked for me (Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Office Professional 2010).
    Saturday, April 28, 2012 6:27 PM
  • Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:00000072

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="Microsoft Office Outlook"
    "InfoTip"="Displays your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other important personal information."

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE,7"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\InprocServer32]
    @="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\MLSHEXT.DLL"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Open\Command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Shell\Properties\command]
    @="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL \"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\MLCFG32.CPL\""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=hex:72,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

    You might want to change into the above, as in my case C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~1\\Office12 did not resolve into the right path. I changed it into the above and then did a screen refresh and then I had an Outlook 2007 icon on my Windows 7 Enterprise x64 desktop. :-)

    Thanks for your work!

    Can confirm this works also on Windows 8.1 x64 desktop.

    For Outlook 2010, just change all the Office12 references to Office14


    Monday, June 29, 2015 11:02 AM