My dell power point icon is missing

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My dell power point icon is missing from my desktop. I have created the shortcut and can not locate it somewhere. I have saved my work there. I can not see it in All Programs either. Could I have done something wrong to have lost it? Please help.

Answered By 10 points N/A #132125

My dell power point icon is missing



Hi Linda,


Try to check if the program got uninstalled.

1) Click on start

2) Go to Control Panel

3) Go to Add/Remove Programs

4) Check to see if you still have Microsoft Office in the list


If it’s still there, then that means the shortcut just got removed.

By default, Microsoft Office is installed in C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office.

Go to that folder and locate “POWERPNT.EXE”. That is your PowerPoint application. Right click on it and select create a shortcut. Paste the shortcut to your desktop or on the start menu.


If it’s not in the list of programs anymore, then it got uninstalled. Reinstalling the program should fix the issue.


Another way to open Microsoft Powerpoint is by clicking on Start > Run, then type “powerpnt” and click ok. If doing this gives you an error saying the program is not found, then it might have been uninstalled.


I would also advise you to run a full system scan with your Antivirus software. It has been known that some viruses can hide programs in your start menu.

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