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Windows Internet Explorer Shortcut Icon Question


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#1 audiodrome

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:04 PM

Why is it that some Internet Explorer shortcut files have the default "e" icon (right) while others have a unassociated "generic" icon (left)? Does it have to do with the way the website is designed? When I looked at my Favorites folders I noticed that a bunch of shortcuts have this "unknown" icon and there dosen't seem to be a way to change it back to the default (I like all my favorites icons to be uniform.

I tried rebooting and I also tried changing the icon through the properties button but I actually couldn't find the IE shortcut icon anywhere. I found the IE application icon but not the shortcut icon. Is this anything to be concerned about or is it just a Windows XP quirk that I have to live with. By the way, only certain websites have this problem.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 07:09 PM

Well I think you should be happy that this is the only problem you think you have.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:25 PM

Well I think you should be happy that this is the only problem you think you have.

Not actually a response - I am researching the same problem, and this is the only response I find given ??
I would say that audiodrome left after this reply -
Sorry to repeat this question , but can anyone else give a reasonable reply to this problem - Several Generic Icons from "nowhere" -

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Edited by noknojon, 23 September 2010 - 06:28 PM.


#4 Broni

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:11 PM

I believe, this still applies to newer IE versions: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/82749-45...5D(130)(3)(IF.)

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:28 PM

Thanks Broni -
I also have the same problem with others (including Bleep Comp icon) - It is OK for 2-3 days then I just get the generic shown above -
I will go through all the responses in the article and hope there are some good solutions -

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:38 PM

I think, this is the critical part:

The favicons are actually stored in the Temporary Internet Files folder, and so they are cleared when you empty the TIF.

Some possible solutions are posted there.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:19 AM

Thank you Broni - There was enough information in there to solve the problem -
Regards -

#8 danjmilos

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:07 AM

Talk about resurrecting the dead "audiodrome Posted Jan 17 2009, 05:04 PM". (lol)

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:10 AM

Hahaha....

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