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by Walt H / October 9, 2009 11:22 PM PDT

Running Win Vista Home Premium on Desktop Computer.

Some of my favicons remain whether I clean the cache or not. But some favicons do not appear even when I have more than one link within the same website, example: I have a Favorites folder called CNet with various different forums for quick access to a particular forum. Only one CNet link (CNet Win Vista forum) maintains the favicon, ALL the rest use the GENERIC IE icon. Even when I clean the cache the CNet Win Vista icon stays.

This same behavior is displayed throughout other Favorites as well. I would like to keep all my FavIcons but it seems they are randomly selected as to which are kept and which are Generic.

P.S. I have a Laptop running Win XP SP2 which does NOT have this issue at all. All of my FavIcons are intact always.

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Forgot to mention
by Walt H / October 9, 2009 11:23 PM PDT
In reply to: FavIcons?

I have IE 8 (same version) on both Dekstop and Laptop.

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maybe a little help ...
by scott_789 / October 18, 2009 3:14 PM PDT
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I don't usually use IE but it's not surprising that some of them remain after cleaning the cache. Using IE's tool to clean its cache doesn't actually remove everything. I'm not sure why or what it doesn't remove, but you need something like CCleaner to remove all traces of browsing history, which includes the cache, cookies, and the like.

It is odd, however, that you'd get different results on with the same version on Vista and WinXP, but IE is known to have weak support for favicons.

If you like getting all the favicons back after cleaning you could use AM-Deadlink. It's a great little freeware app that checks your favorites (and/or bookmarks) for dead links but can also be used just to get all the favicons.

Note to any Firefox users: AM-Deadlink doesn't support Firefox's new bookmarks format but there is a work-around guide (written by me Happy ) here:

Oh Walt, you said: "P.S. I have a Laptop running Win XP SP2 ..." - I hope you mean Service Pack 3 instead

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