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Startup program entry details:

Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar (MSOFFICE.EXE)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.


Feature included with older versions of MS Office giving you access to common Office functions and optional shortcuts to Office (and other) programs. Some people prefer it but a better way is to create desktop shortcuts if you want access these features and programs quickly. Also available via Start → All Programs

Startup information:

Common/User Startup (Start → All Programs → Startup)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSOFFICE.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.Lnk = C:\Programmi\Microsoft Office\Office\MSOFFICE.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.lnk = C:\Programme\Microsoft Office\Office\MSOFFICE.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.lnk = C:\Ohjelmatiedostot\Microsoft Office\Office\MSOFFICE.EXE

Other information:


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