Excel files does not show Excel icon

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I am using Microsoft 365 and the Excel and Word Files work, but do not show as "normal"files when I save them. Meaning I have to open Excel or Word to see what type of file it is. Instead of seeing a blue or green file

Attached is a screen shot of what I mean. The same applies to Word Documents

 

 

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@Brianjafthabj6 

Please check file associations for your Windows, steps are here https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-change-file-associations-in-windows-2624477