How to Restore MS Office Icons

by Kayla Lowe

MS Office is designed for Microsoft Windows computers, and when you install MS Office on your computer, icons to each program in MS Office are placed on your computer's desktop. Sometimes those icons can appear to clutter your desktop and you might want to delete them. After you delete them, however, you might want them back because they are easy access points to frequently used MS Office programs.

Double-click on the Recycle Bin icon.

Click on the MS Office icon you want to restore.

Click "Restore this item" to restore the MS Office icon to its original location.


  • check Hold down the "control" key while you click on MS Office icons to restore if you want to restore more than one icon at a time.


  • close Your MS Office icons cannot be restored if your Recycle Bin has been emptied and doesn't contain them in it.

About the Author

Kayla Lowe has been a freelance writer since 2008. She writes for various online publications and is also the author of the book "Maiden's Blush," a Christian-fiction romance novel. Lowe is pursuing a degree in elementary education.