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Windows 7: Wrong Icons in Browser - sometimes

21 Feb 2011   #11

Vista HP / Win7 RC build 7100

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
You're right! All three sites show favicons no idea why you don't get them.

Perhaps you'd have to go through the cleaning routine once more in IE8
Nope, no joy did a browser reset, deleted all bookmarks, tried clearing history etc...nada , no favicon. Strange.

edit: found an icon cache file and deleted that manually with IE closed and still no joy.
J:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iconcache

edit: seems that the iconcache file is not being re-created when I close/open IE ...

edit: favicons for those sites do not display in Vista either when I booted back to Vista, which is on a different drive from Win7 and therefore should be a different user profile folder.

edit: ran sfc /scannow and no errors were found.

edit: turned off real-time-prot in MSE, no help there either.

edit: last try, winxp sp3 on a different system (work machine), different network (comcast) and ie8, fully updated and no 'freaking icons' on those sites. Guess ie is clueless when it comes to displaying favicons, chrome and firefox and latest dev builds of both have no problem.

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24 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi, Littlemutt. Great to see you here!

I haven't tried IE9 RC much. I guess I'm too enamored with FF.

I wish I could be of some help, especially after all of the help you've given me with FF.
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26 Feb 2011   #13

Win 7 Pro 64-bit

Sorry guys, especially Littlemutt, I am no help. My icons are working again, but I did so many things since the original post, I have no idea what fixed them. The solutions outlined here were all tried, but to no avail at the time i tried them. Since then, time has gone by, updates have occured, products installed and uninstalled. Life happens. They are working again everywhere. Sorry to be of no help to anyone else encountering this. It can be frustrating when you are in the midst of the experience.
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01 Apr 2011   #14

Win 7 Pro 64-bit


My favicon is updated and all is well with the world, almost...

My favicon works OK in the address bar, but it does not in the Links toolbar.

If you had a shortcut in IE that referenced the site using the old favicon, you will still see the old favicon in your address bar, even though the site has a new favicon.

It gets more interesting...

Right now, I have the same URL bookmarked in IE under two different names (drag the URL to the Links bar and then rename the text to something else). So, I have MySite and MySite2. Now MySite was the original name and still shows the old favicon. However, MySite2 shows the new favicon. Both display the latest (correct) favicon in the address bar, but the Links toolbar is a hoot showing both the old and new.

So, I deleted MySite and copied the URL yet again to the Links bar, renaming it. Now I have MySite2 and MySite3 both using the new favicon. But get this...

If I rename MySite3 to MySite (the original name using the old favicon), the old favicon reappears.

Now, sit tight and wait about 5 minutes. IE updates the MySite from the old favicon to the new one without touching it.

Interesting. Remind me not to play poker with Microsoft. I always suspected that Hearts game cheated.
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01 Apr 2011   #15
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Odd. I'm having the same issue with a few peoples' systems that I installed IE 9 on. When I first installed IE 9, I was able to pin facebook to the taskbar. Since then, nah! It's just an internet link, not the facebook icon. I'm assuming since I've looked into this that the sites might be updating their crap so the favicons are able to be used with Internet Explorer. With Safari, facebook's icon shows up, IE 9, nah!
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