IE8 FavIcons?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Tecknomage, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Tecknomage

    Tecknomage Guest

    Is there a reference URL that explains *exactly* how FavIcons work in
    IE8 and *where/how* they are *normally* stored?

    I'm asking about the icons use for the [Start][Favorites] menu.


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    VanguardLH Guest

    The favicon.ico file gets downloaded from the site you visit *if* they
    make one available. It goes into the TIF (temporary internet files)
    folder. If you configure your web browser to clear its cache or use
    cleanup tools that do this then you lose the favicon.ico file for this
    site. That's why a shortcut can lose its icon because the .ico file no
    longer exists. You need to create a folder (e.g., C:\favicons) and
    store the favicon.ico files there (just rename them to reflect for which
    site they belong, like <sitename>.ico) and update the shortcut so it
    gets its icon from there.

    Don't expect the contents of icon cache to be permanent.
    Win9x/NT4/2K: C:\(Windows|WinNT)\ShellIconCache
    WinXP: %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Iconcache.db
    Vista+: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Iconcache.db

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/132668
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2396571
     
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    Tecknomage Guest

    EXACTLY what I was looking for.

    Thanks...


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    Tecknomage, Oct 7, 2011
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