Someone know how to prevent icons in Favorites & Desktop (XP) from turning into Explorer "e"s over t

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by fourstriper, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. fourstriper

    fourstriper Guest

    Does someone know why newly bookmarked url's icons in Explorer or the icons
    that shhow up on the Desktop eventually or very quickly disappear. It's
    nice to see the icon in order to recognize a site quickly, but for some
    reason the icon might show in the Favorites Folders for a few days/weeks and
    then turn into the Explorer "e" icon...which is so bland and unuseful.
    Any brains out there help this mushy one remedy the matter and get my
    beloved icons back to there previous glorious graphic look.

    Working on this one a LONG time,

    Thanks in Advance,
    fourstriper
    fourstriper, Feb 5, 2004
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  2. fourstriper

    Unk Guest

    It's called a "favicon"
    It's usually stored in the root directory of the website you visit.
    Because it's on the website and stored in your Temporary Internet Files
    folder, when you clear the cache files, you lose the icon and it reverts
    back to the Windows default.
    http://www.jamesshuggins.com/h/web1/favicon.htm
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/Author/dhtml/howto/ShortcutIcon.asp


    On Thu, 5 Feb 2004 16:05:33 -0500, "fourstriper"
    <> wrote:

    >Does someone know why newly bookmarked url's icons in Explorer or the icons
    >that shhow up on the Desktop eventually or very quickly disappear. It's
    >nice to see the icon in order to recognize a site quickly, but for some
    >reason the icon might show in the Favorites Folders for a few days/weeks and
    >then turn into the Explorer "e" icon...which is so bland and unuseful.
    >Any brains out there help this mushy one remedy the matter and get my
    >beloved icons back to there previous glorious graphic look.
    >
    >Working on this one a LONG time,
    >
    >Thanks in Advance,
    >fourstriper
    >
    Unk, Feb 5, 2004
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  3. fourstriper

    °Mike° Guest

    The "favicon.ico" files are only kept in your temporary internet
    files folder until you clear the cache. To get around this, use
    FavOrg.
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,108438,00.asp
    http://digilander.libero.it/rareware/favorg.zip


    On Thu, 5 Feb 2004 16:05:33 -0500, in
    <meyUb.9769$>
    fourstriper scrawled:

    >Does someone know why newly bookmarked url's icons in Explorer or the icons
    >that shhow up on the Desktop eventually or very quickly disappear. It's
    >nice to see the icon in order to recognize a site quickly, but for some
    >reason the icon might show in the Favorites Folders for a few days/weeks and
    >then turn into the Explorer "e" icon...which is so bland and unuseful.
    >Any brains out there help this mushy one remedy the matter and get my
    >beloved icons back to there previous glorious graphic look.
    >
    >Working on this one a LONG time,
    >
    >Thanks in Advance,
    >fourstriper
    >


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    °Mike°, Feb 5, 2004
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