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Windows 7: Favourite Icons

06 Feb 2011   #1
joelpeyton

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Favourite Icons

Strange one this, mt favourie icons are being populated b y the wrong icons, couple of examples:

Wikipedia and Google are showing the ebay icon, and my bank HSBC is showing the scalextric icon.

Any ideas, is this to do with windows 7 or ie8?

Thanks in advance


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06 Feb 2011   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums joelpeyton. More information please. You say your favorite icons. Where are these icons located? A screenshot is always helpful as well if possible. Just generally, without knowing, I can suggest rebuilding your icon cache:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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06 Feb 2011   #3
joelpeyton

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

These icons are for my bookmarks, so in my favourites folder, the address bar, generally wherever the favourite bookmark exists the icons for them are wrong.
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06 Feb 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

these things are called favicons.

the only fix for ie8 that i know involves deleting your history.
  • Go to "Internet Options" and click "Delete" under Browsing history
  • Uncheck "Preserve Favorites website data" box
  • Check the following boxes: "Temporary Internet files", "Cookies", and "History"
  • Click the "Delete" button
  • You can now go back in and reset the check mark for the "Preserve Favorites website data" box by checking it and hitting delete again

please let us know if it works
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06 Feb 2011   #5
joelpeyton

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for your response mickey, tried your suggestion out, unfortunatley it has not made a difference.

What I can't understand is that these favicons get there images from a folder on the server that the web files are located on, so how then is my computer assigning new images for these bookmarks. Even the image in the address bar is different?

Confused!!
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06 Feb 2011   #6
joelpeyton

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Actually thats interesting, just noticed that one of them, a website for a flower shop was displaying the BBC favicon, now it has reverted back to the original.

Spookey.

Here's an image for your perusal if interested.

Note that the HSBC link is displaying the Scalextric favicon

EDIT:
Just restarted my computer, mickeys solution has now worked.

Thanks


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06 Feb 2011   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

glad you got it working in the end, and thanks for reporting back.
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