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Windows 7: Wrong Icons in Browser - sometimes

09 Jan 2011   #1
soho1

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Wrong Icons in Browser - sometimes

Since I visisted the Barnes & Nobles site, I have noticed wrong icons appearing associated with pages I am viewing (current tab or window). Sometimes they are correct, as with the Wordpress page in the attached example. Other times they are clearly wrong, as you can see the B&N lgoo shown on a visit to www.google.com

Cache is cleared.
PC rebooted.
Malware checked.
Tried IE Fixit too.

Suggestions?




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09 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Try cleaning IE with ccleaner. Uncheck everything except for temporary files and cookies
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09 Jan 2011   #3
soho1

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Tried that just now. Still the same problem. Next?
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09 Jan 2011   #4
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

You could try this tutorial: Internet Explorer - Reset

But note that it will completely reset IE to the beginning. It might be a bit drastic if you have a lot of personal settings and the favicon issue is just an annoyance
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09 Jan 2011   #5
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

OK, you cleared the Temporary Internet files...that's good. Only IE doesn't store Favicons in the regular cache

Because of the strange and mysterious ways, IE handles Favicons, you need to clear the Browsing History (from the Tools Menu) and have the check mark at History also. Only then the favicon cache is emptied

-DG
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09 Jan 2011   #6
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Because of the strange and mysterious ways, IE handles Favicons, you need to clear the Browsing History (from the Tools Menu) and have the check mark at History also. Only then the favicon cache is emptied

-DG
Well that's dumb, lol
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09 Jan 2011   #7
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Great job, SledgeDG!
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09 Jan 2011   #8
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks, Mike ! Remember IE6 where favicons were completely borked
At least now they work until the "cache" gets corrupted.

Never really phased me all that much I rarely use IE as is.
This I write from the latest Dev Chrome version ...still some quirks but it's getting there

-DG
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21 Feb 2011   #9
Littlemutt

Vista HP / Win7 RC build 7100
 
 

I have cleared all history,temp files and used the recommended clear history from the 'tools menu', and went so far as to 'reset' the browser and still favicons are not showing up. This in ie9RC. I have since just now removed the RC and went back to ie8, and guess what - still no favicons on some sites.

examples:
Compatibility
Biblica | Home
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=634844

Ideas ? I'm sure those sites were showing favicons before this morning, when I first noted them missing.
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21 Feb 2011   #10
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You're right! All three sites show favicons no idea why you don't get them.
http://www.microsoftblog.co.in/favicon.ico


Perhaps you'd have to go through the cleaning routine once more in IE8
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