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Icons do not display properly

by shadow444 / June 12, 2009 6:17 AM PDT

In my favorites list or tabs on Webpages, I cannot get the icon for the particular website to display properly. I get the same generic icon for every page. I am running windows XP SP 2 on a Dell laptop 2.4 GHz processor and 4 GB of RAM. All icons display properly on the desktop. I have no idea how to remedy this problem. Thank you for your help.

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That will depend on the browser
by Steven Haninger / June 12, 2009 7:17 AM PDT

Which are you using? If you've imported bookmarks from another browser the "favicon", as it's called, may not come with it. You'd need to visit each site and let it load completely. That's how Firefox works but don't know about other browsers.

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Icons will not display properly
by shadow444 / June 12, 2009 3:03 PM PDT

Thank you for your responders, Stephen. I use IE 7 for my browser. I have imported some bookmarks from a previous computer, but I am getting the same type of generic icons for all my webpages and pages that I place in favorites. I hope this helps and that you can help me.

Thanks much.

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Do you use a file cleaner,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 12, 2009 9:29 PM PDT

like CCleaner, or similar? Or do you regularly empty your Temporary Internet Files?

As I understand it, these Favicons are stored in the TIF folder, and if you empty it, they will be lost.

What happens if you re-visit a site that allows favicons and re-download it? Does the favicon stay, or does it get lost?


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Favicons will not download properly
by shadow444 / July 6, 2009 12:16 AM PDT

Hi Mark,

I do not use a file cleaner like Ccleaner. Do they work? I just downloaded RegCure to keep my registry clean and uncluttered. Do you know if registry cleaners work? I also try to empty my temporary Internet files once a week.

Do you think this is a problem related to IE 7? Do you think I should upgrade to IE 8? Even when I try to place a new webpage into my favorites, I still get a generic favicon in the shortcut and the same holds true for when I download a webpage to my desktop. I have imported a number of favorites from a previous computer, but they are in a separate folder within the favorites. As you stated, all of the favicons for the shortcuts that were imported have generic favicons. If this is a problem with Internet Explorer, would I look for information at the Windows site?

Thank you again, Mark, for your response.

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RegCure. I wouldn't.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 6, 2009 5:11 AM PDT

I hope you didn't purchase that RegCure. There are a number of discussions in these forums about it and other Registry Cleaners, and the majority of comments are not good.

Hae a look at this Forum Search results page and take your pick of the discussions about it.

Neither would I use any other registry cleaner; you can never be sure that what they are deleting is needed or not. CCleaner does have a registry check option, but I use that with care. I mainly use it for the other options, deleting all hidden internet files, history, unwanted cookies, etc.

About these Favicons. I don't use them myself so I don't know very much unfortunately, but if you Google IE7 Favicons do not work, you will see a number of hits, and hopefully some of those will help. You could also do the same for IE8, and see what problems other people may have experienced with the new version.


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