MIE Software Support Note

Subject: Superceded Software: How to enable desktop shortcuts in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 environments

Applies to: Superceded Software Date: June 2012

Using the desktop shortcut with superceded software in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 environments

If you are using superceded software with Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 you may find that the desktop shortcut fails to link to the program. This can be overcome by changing the target location in the Properties box which can be found by right-clicking on the icon. An options box will appear and the Properties are located at the bottom.

Click on Properties and select the Shortcut tab:

For Office 2007 the target location needs to pointed at '\OFFICE12' instead of '\OFFICE11'. For users with Microsoft Office 2007 you may either copy and paste the following into your Target box over the first part of the file location or simply alter it yourself:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12\MSAccess.exe"


For Office 2010 the target location needs to point at '\OFFICE14' instead of 'OFFICE11'. For users with Microsoft Office 2010 you may either copy and paste the following into your Target box over the first part of the file location or simply alter it yourself:


"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE14\MSAccess.exe"



NOTE: People who are using Microsoft Office 2010 in a Windows 7 64 bit environment will need to use the following location:

"C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE14\MSAccess.exe"

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