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Location of existing icons for internet desktop shortcuts

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bobbi, May 29, 2010.

  1. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    I recently installed IE7 and found that it treats the icons for desktop
    shortcuts to internet websites very differently from IE6. One problem is
    that it insists on replacing the icon I've chosen with the website's
    Favicon. I've solved that by making my shortcut read-only (although I
    shouldn't have to do that).

    The other is that if I open the shortcut properties and click on "Change
    Icon", it won't show me where the current icon is located, Instead it
    presents a new icon library (shell32.dll). Is there some way to force it to
    display the location of the current icon? (which may be some other dll or an
    icon I created.)

    And how can I find other dll libraries of icons already on my computer?

    Bobbi
     
  2. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    XP?
    I don't think you can change the directory which opens when you click on
    Change Icon.

    To find all of the icons on your computer try one of these free programs.
    There are probably others. Check the documentation/writeup for OS
    compatibility.
    IconFinder http://www.brothersoft.com/iconfinder-88884.html
    Icon Collector
    http://www.softplatz.com/Soft/Graphics/Icon-Tools/Icon-Collector.html
    Icon Viewer
    http://wareseeker.com/Home-Shell-Desktop/icon-viewer-3.51.zip/396014
    ExeIcon
    http://wareseeker.com/Graphic-Apps/exeicon.com-icon-extractor-1.0945.zip/7e01c9ec3
    -
    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    news:-OlEwnj0$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I recently installed IE7 and found that it treats the icons for desktop
    > shortcuts to internet websites very differently from IE6. One problem is
    > that it insists on replacing the icon I've chosen with the website's
    > Favicon. I've solved that by making my shortcut read-only (although I
    > shouldn't have to do that).
    >
    > The other is that if I open the shortcut properties and click on "Change
    > Icon", it won't show me where the current icon is located, Instead it
    > presents a new icon library (shell32.dll). Is there some way to force it

    to
    > display the location of the current icon? (which may be some other dll or

    an
    > icon I created.)
    >
    > And how can I find other dll libraries of icons already on my computer?
    >
    > Bobbi
     
  3. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    news:-OlEwnj0$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >I recently installed IE7 and found that it treats the icons for desktop
    >shortcuts to internet websites very differently from IE6. One problem is
    >that it insists on replacing the icon I've chosen with the website's
    >Favicon. I've solved that by making my shortcut read-only (although I
    >shouldn't have to do that).
    >
    > The other is that if I open the shortcut properties and click on "Change
    > Icon", it won't show me where the current icon is located, Instead it
    > presents a new icon library (shell32.dll). Is there some way to force it
    > to display the location of the current icon? (which may be some other dll
    > or an icon I created.)
    >
    > And how can I find other dll libraries of icons already on my computer?
    >
    > Bobbi
    >



    I'm not getting what the goal is.

    Do you have different icons to open IE to different home pages? I store the
    different Websites that I like to visit as a Favorite, then start IE and
    open the Favorites menu and select the destination. Are you saying that you
    make a new icon for what is effectively a Favorite, and you want each icon
    to be different?

    PS
    I get that you might want the icons to be different so you can tell them
    apart. What I can't wrap my head around is that you want icons on the
    desktop to go to different Websites.
     
  4. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Hi, Don-

    Well, under IE6, "Change Icon..." used to open to the folder or dll where
    the current icon was stored. IE7 opens to some other suggested icon library,
    and I can't even tell where the current icon is located. That's stupid, and
    I want to return to the previous behavior.

    Bobbi





    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    news:%23at93z3$KHA.5560@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > XP?
    > I don't think you can change the directory which opens when you click on
    > Change Icon.
    >
    > To find all of the icons on your computer try one of these free programs.
    > There are probably others. Check the documentation/writeup for OS
    > compatibility.
    > IconFinder http://www.brothersoft.com/iconfinder-88884.html
    > Icon Collector
    > http://www.softplatz.com/Soft/Graphics/Icon-Tools/Icon-Collector.html
    > Icon Viewer
    > http://wareseeker.com/Home-Shell-Desktop/icon-viewer-3.51.zip/396014
    > ExeIcon
    > http://wareseeker.com/Graphic-Apps/exeicon.com-icon-extractor-1.0945.zip/7e01c9ec3
    > -
    > Hope this helps,
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    >
    >
    > "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:-OlEwnj0$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> I recently installed IE7 and found that it treats the icons for desktop
    >> shortcuts to internet websites very differently from IE6. One problem is
    >> that it insists on replacing the icon I've chosen with the website's
    >> Favicon. I've solved that by making my shortcut read-only (although I
    >> shouldn't have to do that).
    >>
    >> The other is that if I open the shortcut properties and click on "Change
    >> Icon", it won't show me where the current icon is located, Instead it
    >> presents a new icon library (shell32.dll). Is there some way to force it

    > to
    >> display the location of the current icon? (which may be some other dll or

    > an
    >> icon I created.)
    >>
    >> And how can I find other dll libraries of icons already on my computer?
    >>
    >> Bobbi

    >
     
  5. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Hi, Jeff-

    Yes, I want the different icons to go to different web pages. Why is that so
    weird? One goes to Google, one goes to my webmail box, one goes to the
    weather forecast, one to the LA Times, etc.. I want nine frequently-used
    ones on my desktop, not in my favorites folder. And it has always worked.

    In IE6, if I wanted to change the icon associated with any shortcut (web or
    not), I'd right-click, choose properties, and click on "Change icon..." It
    would open and show me the current icon and its location (in my icon folder,
    some dll or otherwise). In IE7 it just shows me a new location and new
    potential icon library (usually shell32.dll). This happens only for website
    folders, not icons which are shortcuts to programs like MS Word. I want the
    IE6 behaviour back.

    Bobbi



    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hts6n2$mcd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:-OlEwnj0$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>I recently installed IE7 and found that it treats the icons for desktop
    >>shortcuts to internet websites very differently from IE6. One problem is
    >>that it insists on replacing the icon I've chosen with the website's
    >>Favicon. I've solved that by making my shortcut read-only (although I
    >>shouldn't have to do that).
    >>
    >> The other is that if I open the shortcut properties and click on "Change
    >> Icon", it won't show me where the current icon is located, Instead it
    >> presents a new icon library (shell32.dll). Is there some way to force it
    >> to display the location of the current icon? (which may be some other dll
    >> or an icon I created.)
    >>
    >> And how can I find other dll libraries of icons already on my computer?
    >>
    >> Bobbi
    >>

    >
    >
    > I'm not getting what the goal is.
    >
    > Do you have different icons to open IE to different home pages? I store
    > the different Websites that I like to visit as a Favorite, then start IE
    > and open the Favorites menu and select the destination. Are you saying
    > that you make a new icon for what is effectively a Favorite, and you want
    > each icon to be different?
    >
    > PS
    > I get that you might want the icons to be different so you can tell them
    > apart. What I can't wrap my head around is that you want icons on the
    > desktop to go to different Websites.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  6. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    news:-OUhQOuGALHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi, Jeff-
    >
    > Yes, I want the different icons to go to different web pages. Why is that
    > so weird? One goes to Google, one goes to my webmail box, one goes to the
    > weather forecast, one to the LA Times, etc.. I want nine frequently-used
    > ones on my desktop, not in my favorites folder. And it has always worked.
    >
    > In IE6, if I wanted to change the icon associated with any shortcut (web
    > or not), I'd right-click, choose properties, and click on "Change icon..."
    > It would open and show me the current icon and its location (in my icon
    > folder, some dll or otherwise). In IE7 it just shows me a new location
    > and new potential icon library (usually shell32.dll). This happens only
    > for website folders, not icons which are shortcuts to programs like MS
    > Word. I want the IE6 behaviour back.
    >
    > Bobbi
    >
    >
    >


    I'm not sure it's wierd as much as I think it's impossible. I found that
    icons can start IE, but IE always open to the HomePage.

    I never used an icon to open a specific site.
     
  7. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    Don was right when he said "I don't think you can change the directory
    which opens when you click on Change Icon."

    I sympathize as the IE6 behaviour was much better but I see no way of
    returning to the IE6 behaviour with IE7.

    I can only suggest that you gather all the icons you use into a single
    folder that is easy to Browse to (as I did).

    FWIW, IE8 is the same as IE7 in this respect.

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm



    On Sun, 30 May 2010 19:42:21 -0700, in
    microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, "Bobbi"
    <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote:

    >Hi, Don-
    >
    >Well, under IE6, "Change Icon..." used to open to the folder or dll where
    >the current icon was stored. IE7 opens to some other suggested icon library,
    >and I can't even tell where the current icon is located. That's stupid, and
    >I want to return to the previous behavior.
    >
    >Bobbi
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    >news:%23at93z3$KHA.5560@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi,
    >> XP?
    >> I don't think you can change the directory which opens when you click on
    >> Change Icon.
    >>
    >> To find all of the icons on your computer try one of these free programs.
    >> There are probably others. Check the documentation/writeup for OS
    >> compatibility.
    >> IconFinder http://www.brothersoft.com/iconfinder-88884.html
    >> Icon Collector
    >> http://www.softplatz.com/Soft/Graphics/Icon-Tools/Icon-Collector.html
    >> Icon Viewer
    >> http://wareseeker.com/Home-Shell-Desktop/icon-viewer-3.51.zip/396014
    >> ExeIcon
    >> http://wareseeker.com/Graphic-Apps/exeicon.com-icon-extractor-1.0945.zip/7e01c9ec3
    >> -
    >> Hope this helps,
    >> Don
    >> [MS MVP- IE]
    >>
    >>
    >> "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:-OlEwnj0$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> I recently installed IE7 and found that it treats the icons for desktop
    >>> shortcuts to internet websites very differently from IE6. One problem is
    >>> that it insists on replacing the icon I've chosen with the website's
    >>> Favicon. I've solved that by making my shortcut read-only (although I
    >>> shouldn't have to do that).
    >>>
    >>> The other is that if I open the shortcut properties and click on "Change
    >>> Icon", it won't show me where the current icon is located, Instead it
    >>> presents a new icon library (shell32.dll). Is there some way to force it

    >> to
    >>> display the location of the current icon? (which may be some other dll or

    >> an
    >>> icon I created.)
    >>>
    >>> And how can I find other dll libraries of icons already on my computer?
    >>>
    >>> Bobbi

    >>

    >
     
  8. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    news:fke60694cpuae60t9hvnll3k6rin28kpt2@4ax.com...
    > Don was right when he said "I don't think you can change the directory
    > which opens when you click on Change Icon."



    What file type are you talking about? Internet Shortcut (aka. .URL) file
    still has a Browse... button under its Change Icon... dialog. It looks as
    if you can change to a different file using that. ICIM this is observed on
    IE8 under W7 X64.


    ---
     
  9. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Robert-

    The problem is not in changing to a different file or directory. It is
    knowing where the current icon exists. Because when the Change Icon... box
    opens, it opens NOT with the current icon and its location but a suggested
    new icon and icon library (usually shell32.dll). I want to know where the
    existing icon is located. In IE6, that's what showed up. It's a problem only
    when the shortcut is a link is to a web page. If the shortcut is a link to a
    program on your hard disk, it will show where the current icon is located.

    Bobbi


    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OLw3mHIALHA.4308@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:fke60694cpuae60t9hvnll3k6rin28kpt2@4ax.com...
    >> Don was right when he said "I don't think you can change the directory
    >> which opens when you click on Change Icon."

    >
    >
    > What file type are you talking about? Internet Shortcut (aka. .URL)
    > file still has a Browse... button under its Change Icon... dialog. It
    > looks as if you can change to a different file using that. ICIM this is
    > observed on IE8 under W7 X64.
    >
    >
    > ---
    >
    >
    >
     
  10. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 31 May 2010 01:27:01 -0400, in
    microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, "Robert Aldwinckle"
    <robald@techemail.com> wrote:

    >
    >
    >"Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >news:fke60694cpuae60t9hvnll3k6rin28kpt2@4ax.com...
    >> Don was right when he said "I don't think you can change the directory
    >> which opens when you click on Change Icon."

    >
    >
    >What file type are you talking about? Internet Shortcut (aka. .URL) file
    >still has a Browse... button under its Change Icon... dialog. It looks as
    >if you can change to a different file using that. ICIM this is observed on
    >IE8 under W7 X64.


    Hi Robert

    Yes, .URL but I think you are missing the Bobbi's point.
    Yes, you can browse in IE7/8 but in IE6, you don't have to browse if
    an icon already exists. IE6 shows the location of the icon when you
    click Change Icon. IE7/8 does not and the OP doesn't know where the
    icon is.

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm
     
  11. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Jeff, it's definitely not impossible because I do it all the time. You can
    drag a favorite off the list of favorites onto the desktop, and then it
    becomes a desktop shortcut to that web page. I generally or create choose an
    appropriate icon. What I'm annoyed about is how the IE7 properties box
    doesn't show me the current icon and its location; instead it suggests a new
    icon and icon library.

    Bobbi



    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:htv9sg$49b$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:-OUhQOuGALHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi, Jeff-
    >>
    >> Yes, I want the different icons to go to different web pages. Why is that
    >> so weird? One goes to Google, one goes to my webmail box, one goes to the
    >> weather forecast, one to the LA Times, etc.. I want nine frequently-used
    >> ones on my desktop, not in my favorites folder. And it has always worked.
    >>
    >> In IE6, if I wanted to change the icon associated with any shortcut (web
    >> or not), I'd right-click, choose properties, and click on "Change
    >> icon..." It would open and show me the current icon and its location (in
    >> my icon folder, some dll or otherwise). In IE7 it just shows me a new
    >> location and new potential icon library (usually shell32.dll). This
    >> happens only for website folders, not icons which are shortcuts to
    >> programs like MS Word. I want the IE6 behaviour back.
    >>
    >> Bobbi
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I'm not sure it's wierd as much as I think it's impossible. I found that
    > icons can start IE, but IE always open to the HomePage.
    >
    > I never used an icon to open a specific site.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  12. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Some people are not answering the question I asked, they're answering a
    different question.
    I DON'T want to change the icon, I just want to know where the current one
    is located, and IE7 won't tell me that (for web page shortcuts)
    -Bobbi

    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OLw3mHIALHA.4308@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:fke60694cpuae60t9hvnll3k6rin28kpt2@4ax.com...
    >> Don was right when he said "I don't think you can change the directory
    >> which opens when you click on Change Icon."

    >
    >
    > What file type are you talking about? Internet Shortcut (aka. .URL)
    > file still has a Browse... button under its Change Icon... dialog. It
    > looks as if you can change to a different file using that. ICIM this is
    > observed on IE8 under W7 X64.
    >
    >
    > ---
    >
    >
    >
     
  13. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Bobbi,

    Internet Shortcut files are actually small text files (ini files). You need
    to open them with a text editor (notepad) to view their contents to find out
    the location of the icon file it is using.

    In the IE Address bar type

    shell:sendto

    This will open a Windows Explorer viewer at your Sendto folder. Right click
    on the rhs pane of the Sendto Folder and select New>Shortcut and create a
    new shortcut to notepad.exe (press 'Browse' and locate Notepad.exe in your
    Windows folder).

    go back to IE and type

    shell:favorites

    to open a windows explorer window at your Favorites folder. Right click on a
    Internet Shortcut file and select Sendto>Notepad.exe from the context menu.

    You should see something like this...

    [DEFAULT]
    BASEURL = http://www.iecustomizer.com/msmvp/alternateCSStest.htm
    [InternetShortcut]
    URL = http://www.iecustomizer.com/msmvp/alternateCSStest.htm
    IDList =
    IconFile = C:/Users\Rob\Favorites\[ecustomizer.com].ico
    IconIndex = 0
    [{000214A0-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    Prop3 = 19,2
    [Search]
    VisitCount = 02
    SelectionCount = 02


    Alter the iconFile value to what you want or copy and paste the path
    (C:/Users\Rob\Favorites\[ecustomizer.com].ico) into a windows explorer
    window address bar to navigate directly to the icon file.

    Generally though, most icons used for internet shortcuts use the web site
    favicon. You may see something like this

    IconFile=http://www.iecustomizer.com/favicon.ico
    IconIndex=0

    or (when there is no web site favicon in the users History folder)

    IconFile=c:/windows\system32\urlmon.dll
    IconIndex=88

    You can use the notepad editor to change the IconFile value to whatever you
    want and just save it from the Notepad File>Save File menu.

    Regards.

    "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    news:uNnR5jIALHA.1700@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Some people are not answering the question I asked, they're answering a
    > different question.
    > I DON'T want to change the icon, I just want to know where the current one
    > is located, and IE7 won't tell me that (for web page shortcuts)
    > -Bobbi
    >
    > "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OLw3mHIALHA.4308@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >> news:fke60694cpuae60t9hvnll3k6rin28kpt2@4ax.com...
    >>> Don was right when he said "I don't think you can change the directory
    >>> which opens when you click on Change Icon."

    >>
    >>
    >> What file type are you talking about? Internet Shortcut (aka. .URL)
    >> file still has a Browse... button under its Change Icon... dialog. It
    >> looks as if you can change to a different file using that. ICIM this is
    >> observed on IE8 under W7 X64.
    >>
    >>
    >> ---
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
     
  14. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:htv9sg$49b$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:-OUhQOuGALHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi, Jeff-
    >>
    >> Yes, I want the different icons to go to different web pages. Why is that
    >> so weird? One goes to Google, one goes to my webmail box, one goes to the
    >> weather forecast, one to the LA Times, etc.. I want nine frequently-used
    >> ones on my desktop, not in my favorites folder. And it has always worked.
    >>
    >> In IE6, if I wanted to change the icon associated with any shortcut (web
    >> or not), I'd right-click, choose properties, and click on "Change
    >> icon..." It would open and show me the current icon and its location (in
    >> my icon folder, some dll or otherwise). In IE7 it just shows me a new
    >> location and new potential icon library (usually shell32.dll). This
    >> happens only for website folders, not icons which are shortcuts to
    >> programs like MS Word. I want the IE6 behaviour back.
    >>
    >> Bobbi
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I'm not sure it's wierd as much as I think it's impossible. I found that
    > icons can start IE, but IE always open to the HomePage.
    >
    > I never used an icon to open a specific site.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


    All it is, is an internet shortcut, with the fav.ico for the site as the
    shortcut icon. Right click on a blank part of a web page, then select
    Create Shortcut. It will put the shortcut on your desktop, with whatever
    icon the website uses as it's favorite icon. Some sites do not have one,
    then they will just show the IE logo. These icons can get deleted with
    temporary internet files, so then the web page would have to be loaded again
    to get it back. If the file is saved and stored somewhere else (what the OP
    is referring to), then they don't get deleted.
     
  15. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "KCB" <bcgc_qc@hootmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eQERPJNALHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:htv9sg$49b$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:-OUhQOuGALHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi, Jeff-
    >>>
    >>> Yes, I want the different icons to go to different web pages. Why is
    >>> that so weird? One goes to Google, one goes to my webmail box, one goes
    >>> to the weather forecast, one to the LA Times, etc.. I want nine
    >>> frequently-used ones on my desktop, not in my favorites folder. And it
    >>> has always worked.
    >>>
    >>> In IE6, if I wanted to change the icon associated with any shortcut (web
    >>> or not), I'd right-click, choose properties, and click on "Change
    >>> icon..." It would open and show me the current icon and its location (in
    >>> my icon folder, some dll or otherwise). In IE7 it just shows me a new
    >>> location and new potential icon library (usually shell32.dll). This
    >>> happens only for website folders, not icons which are shortcuts to
    >>> programs like MS Word. I want the IE6 behaviour back.
    >>>
    >>> Bobbi
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> I'm not sure it's wierd as much as I think it's impossible. I found that
    >> icons can start IE, but IE always open to the HomePage.
    >>
    >> I never used an icon to open a specific site.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > All it is, is an internet shortcut, with the fav.ico for the site as the
    > shortcut icon. Right click on a blank part of a web page, then select
    > Create Shortcut. It will put the shortcut on your desktop, with whatever
    > icon the website uses as it's favorite icon. Some sites do not have one,
    > then they will just show the IE logo. These icons can get deleted with
    > temporary internet files, so then the web page would have to be loaded
    > again to get it back. If the file is saved and stored somewhere else
    > (what the OP is referring to), then they don't get deleted.



    I have never used that feature. I just store pages I've been to and want to
    visit again as a Favorite.
     
  16. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Hi, KCB-
    "KCB" <bcgc_qc@hootmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eQERPJNALHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > All it is, is an internet shortcut, with the fav.ico for the site as the
    > shortcut icon. Right click on a blank part of a web page, then select
    > Create Shortcut. It will put the shortcut on your desktop, with whatever
    > icon the website uses as it's favorite icon. Some sites do not have one,
    > then they will just show the IE logo. These icons can get deleted with
    > temporary internet files, so then the web page would have to be loaded
    > again to get it back. If the file is saved and stored somewhere else
    > (what the OP is referring to), then they don't get deleted.


    No, I'm NOT using a favicon. I'm using an icon I either created myself or
    pulled from one of the various icon libraries on my computer. I know how to
    create shortcuts. My problem is: I'd like the Change Icon... dialog box to
    show where the existing icon is located. No one seems to understand that.
    It's NOT a favicon. But I'm getting the feeling that IE7 is just different
    from IE6 in that respect and won't do it any more.

    Bobbi
     
  17. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Why doesn't the favicon for my site appear in IE7 [or IE8]?
    http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffdav/archi...-t-the-favicon-for-my-site-appear-in-ie7.aspx

    Bobbi wrote:
    > Hi, KCB-
    > "KCB" <bcgc_qc@hootmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eQERPJNALHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> All it is, is an internet shortcut, with the fav.ico for the site as the
    >> shortcut icon. Right click on a blank part of a web page, then select
    >> Create Shortcut. It will put the shortcut on your desktop, with whatever
    >> icon the website uses as it's favorite icon. Some sites do not have one,
    >> then they will just show the IE logo. These icons can get deleted with
    >> temporary internet files, so then the web page would have to be loaded
    >> again to get it back. If the file is saved and stored somewhere else
    >> (what the OP is referring to), then they don't get deleted.

    >
    > No, I'm NOT using a favicon. I'm using an icon I either created myself or
    > pulled from one of the various icon libraries on my computer. I know how
    > to
    > create shortcuts. My problem is: I'd like the Change Icon... dialog box to
    > show where the existing icon is located. No one seems to understand that.
    > It's NOT a favicon. But I'm getting the feeling that IE7 is just different
    > from IE6 in that respect and won't do it any more.
    >
    > Bobbi
     
  18. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Hi, PA Bear-

    That information below is useful for me in another context. For the matter
    at hand, I'm not using any favicons, just icons I've either created myself
    or selected from an existing dll or other icon library. All I want to know
    is the name and location of the existing icon, not how to change it.
    However, it appears that IE7 is simply not going to give me that info
    (unlike IE6). Instead, it suggests another icon in some other location. It
    makes no sense to me.

    Bobbi

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-O9%23AO8QALHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Why doesn't the favicon for my site appear in IE7 [or IE8]?
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffdav/archi...-t-the-favicon-for-my-site-appear-in-ie7.aspx
    >
    > Bobbi wrote:
    >> Hi, KCB-
    >> "KCB" <bcgc_qc@hootmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eQERPJNALHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> All it is, is an internet shortcut, with the fav.ico for the site as the
    >>> shortcut icon. Right click on a blank part of a web page, then select
    >>> Create Shortcut. It will put the shortcut on your desktop, with
    >>> whatever
    >>> icon the website uses as it's favorite icon. Some sites do not have
    >>> one,
    >>> then they will just show the IE logo. These icons can get deleted with
    >>> temporary internet files, so then the web page would have to be loaded
    >>> again to get it back. If the file is saved and stored somewhere else
    >>> (what the OP is referring to), then they don't get deleted.

    >>
    >> No, I'm NOT using a favicon. I'm using an icon I either created myself or
    >> pulled from one of the various icon libraries on my computer. I know how
    >> to
    >> create shortcuts. My problem is: I'd like the Change Icon... dialog box
    >> to
    >> show where the existing icon is located. No one seems to understand that.
    >> It's NOT a favicon. But I'm getting the feeling that IE7 is just
    >> different
    >> from IE6 in that respect and won't do it any more.
    >>
    >> Bobbi

    >
     
  19. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    The "Change Icon" command will open a 'file-open explorer window'
    to the folder of the file found in this registry string:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\DefaultIcon

    Windows does not contain the computer code required to open to
    where the FavIcon is from within its text file (favorite.url).


    ju.c


    "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message news:-OlEwnj0$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I recently installed IE7 and found that it treats the icons for desktop
    > shortcuts to internet websites very differently from IE6. One problem is
    > that it insists on replacing the icon I've chosen with the website's
    > Favicon. I've solved that by making my shortcut read-only (although I
    > shouldn't have to do that).
    >
    > The other is that if I open the shortcut properties and click on "Change
    > Icon", it won't show me where the current icon is located, Instead it
    > presents a new icon library (shell32.dll). Is there some way to force it to
    > display the location of the current icon? (which may be some other dll or an
    > icon I created.)
    >
    > And how can I find other dll libraries of icons already on my computer?
    >
    > Bobbi
    >
    >
     
  20. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    ["favicon" (not capitalised) is used in a generic sense here.]

    Bobbi wrote:
    > Hi, PA Bear-
    >
    > That information below is useful for me in another context. For the matter
    > at hand, I'm not using any favicons, just icons I've either created myself
    > or selected from an existing dll or other icon library. All I want to know
    > is the name and location of the existing icon, not how to change it.
    > However, it appears that IE7 is simply not going to give me that info
    > (unlike IE6). Instead, it suggests another icon in some other location. It
    > makes no sense to me.
    >
    > Bobbi
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O9%23AO8QALHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Why doesn't the favicon for my site appear in IE7 [or IE8]?
    >> http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffdav/archi...-t-the-favicon-for-my-site-appear-in-ie7.aspx
    >>
    >> Bobbi wrote:
    >>> Hi, KCB-
    >>> "KCB" <bcgc_qc@hootmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:eQERPJNALHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>> All it is, is an internet shortcut, with the fav.ico for the site as
    >>>> the
    >>>> shortcut icon. Right click on a blank part of a web page, then select
    >>>> Create Shortcut. It will put the shortcut on your desktop, with
    >>>> whatever
    >>>> icon the website uses as it's favorite icon. Some sites do not have
    >>>> one,
    >>>> then they will just show the IE logo. These icons can get deleted with
    >>>> temporary internet files, so then the web page would have to be loaded
    >>>> again to get it back. If the file is saved and stored somewhere else
    >>>> (what the OP is referring to), then they don't get deleted.
    >>>
    >>> No, I'm NOT using a favicon. I'm using an icon I either created myself
    >>> or
    >>> pulled from one of the various icon libraries on my computer. I know how
    >>> to
    >>> create shortcuts. My problem is: I'd like the Change Icon... dialog box
    >>> to
    >>> show where the existing icon is located. No one seems to understand
    >>> that.
    >>> It's NOT a favicon. But I'm getting the feeling that IE7 is just
    >>> different
    >>> from IE6 in that respect and won't do it any more.
    >>>
    >>> Bobbi
     

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