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Windows 7: Generic icons - saved web pages

07 Apr 2009   #1
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Generic icons - saved web pages

I've just about had it! Does anyone know how to stop web page icons from reverting back to generic, or how to fix them? It happens everytime I clean temps and defrag.



Sometimes they come back to the right favicon when I visit the site again, but this isn't happening after two days now.


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07 Apr 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Check out

Internet History

it should have the answers, and the icons stay
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07 Apr 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

All the little icons are fine in my "favorites".

I have a folder on the desktop that I save a shortcut to all the various forums that I've registered in. These are the web page icons that constantly get changed. Google is on my desktop ... so it gets the generic look too.

I'm still working with Win7 build 7000, so I don't have the same options as you do for browsing history.
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07 Apr 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hi Jacee,

You might see if one of these methods may do for a workaround.

Internet Shortcut - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Apr 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Hi Shawn, I've made .ico's for Google and Yahoo before. This is going to take some time to get the rest made!
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08 Apr 2009   #6
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I have the same prob. (7000) All the icons on the bookmarks toolbar in FF and IE are correct, but the icons on the toolbar I've added to the taskbar are gone. Haven't bothered to fix as I don't use them that often.
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08 Apr 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Hi Shawn, I've made .ico's for Google and Yahoo before. This is going to take some time to get the rest made!
Yeah, creating those icons is the only bad part about the workaround.

If you do not already have a program like IcoFX, it's pretty helpful with creating icons. It's free to.
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08 Apr 2009   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I think but I'm not sure that this has something to do with FF 3.08. I'm still looking (and experimenting) at what may have caused this 'glitch'.

Work-arounds are fine, but I'm goin'a sleuth a bit more
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09 Apr 2009   #9
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I'm not going to rebuild the icons. If you find anything.....
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