Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Apr 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Check out

Internet History

it should have the answers, and the icons stay
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Apr 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Jacee,

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

Internet Shortcut - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2009   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Generic icons - saved web pages




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 can't open saved Internet pages - Linux can and will
I'm not sure when this started, but it sure is a nuisance. A month or so ago, the hard drive containing Win7 and linux started failing. It happened slowly and by the time I realized what was going on I had lost some data loss due to having to hard reset my frozen pc. So I bought another hard...
Browsers & Mail
Generic Icons only
Hello, My Google Chrome v.59 shows only generic icons in the Apps with one exceptions as the attachment displays. What is solution? Thanks barsim
Browsers & Mail
web pages saved for offline viewing
Hi all, I wish to make all my bookmarks available offline as the supplier is unreliable. Is it possible to do this on all bookmarks/favourites at a single process. (or any process )? I have 7 premium and internet options does not seem to offer this as i remember earlier windows doing. thank in...
General Discussion
Generic Icons
I seem to be having some problems with my icons. I started my computer one day and most of my icons on my desktop, taskbar, and start menu were generic. Here are the effected files: About QuickTime Digital Certificate for VBA Project Getting Started HP Advisor HP Update LightScribe Control...
General Discussion
Generic icons.....
whenever i save a shortcut to the desktop its generic, is there a setting i can change?
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:01.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App