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Windows 7: I too have a desktop icon problem

08 Mar 2015   #11
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Try one more thing: tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One) -- accept defaults if you wish, and ensure to check the one for rebuilding icons. -- RolandJS
Thank you for helping but I am a little scared to do a 'repair', as there is nothing wrong with my OS. -- Melita
Apparently, all your desktop icons have returned to their former pictures? Your opening problem has been solved, yes? If so, you're correct, no need to do my suggestion. You might want to download it and simply "park it" for future use
Thank you. It may be useful in the future.

Regards,


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08 Mar 2015   #12
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Favicons aren't the same as Windows icons .... they're stored in the Internet cache as favicon for that URL.

I wasn't sure how tightly nit the URL and favicon were, but you answered that question - a shortcut URL outside of favorites will not get updated by a fresh visit to the page. The favicon will get updated on the bookmark though.

See: How to find path to favicon.ico w/ IE7?
There's a utility referenced in the last post (I've never used that utility). The only problem might be - all files are named favicon.
If you copy them, be sure to name them something more meaningful
(i.e. SevenFoums.com favicon -> faviconSF -- OR -- iconSevenForums)

Once you have the favicons in a different folder, you can change the shortcut to use that icon, not the favicon. cCleaner won't touch those.

Or... you can copy the bookmark / favorite to the desktop

Glad you got it sorted.

Bill
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13 Mar 2015   #13
QuiGon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i suggest you for all web locations use bookmark's rather than desktop icon, since they always make display problems. every time you delete tempoary internet files or whatever. same happens with bookmark icons as well, but at least they're remade every time you visit web page again.
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19 Mar 2015   #14
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Favicons aren't the same as Windows icons .... they're stored in the Internet cache as favicon for that URL..........................................Or... you can copy the bookmark / favorite to the desktop

Glad you got it sorted.

Bill
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Thank you for the link and other information.

Regards,
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