Short-cut icons for Word.docx 365 application RRS feed

  • Question

  • Where can I find the short-link to place on my status bar for quick launch of my 365 WORD.docx app? 

    I normally look in c:/x86 programs/WINWORD.exe and right-click to add a short-cut to my desktop and drag/drop the short-link to my status bar.  I could not locate the .exe and tried Google search for an answer. I am not successful in finding the file folder location for OFFICE 365 apps on my system.

    I have WIN10 (updated) o/s on a DELL Inspiron 15R Laptop.

    I am licensed for OFFICE 365.

    Thank you. Bob

    Monday, November 19, 2018 1:24 AM

All replies

  • The Office 365 applications are installed in

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16

    By the way, an easy way to add Word to the taskbar is:

    • Click the Start button or press the Windows key.
    • Type Word
    • The first search result should be Word desktop app.
    • If you have Windows 10 version 1809, there should be a flyout menu with Pin to taskbar among its menu items.
    • Otherwise

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar (

    Monday, November 19, 2018 9:37 AM
  • Hi Bob,

    The Office 365 default installed folder is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15.

    Please see the following link:

    Where is the office 365 installed?

    The links below may be helpful to you:

    Can't find Office applications in Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7?

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, November 19, 2018 10:05 AM