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Old 03-20-2009
Boris Bicanic
 

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Small problem with favorites
I really don’t like all those different icons in favorites folder
(favicon.icon). In IE6 there was a way to remove them, I would delete links
to favicons in each internet shortcut and all icons in favorites would have
the same standard web icon (small blue “e” icon). That doesn’t work in IE7 or
IE8.
Is there a way to force IE to stops using favicon.ico in favorites folder
(so all icons would be standard web ones).

Thanks
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Old 03-21-2009
ju.c
 

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Re: Small problem with favorites
Favorites are just text files with an "URL" extension, which is hidden.

The FavIcon information is contained in the file as shown:

[DEFAULT]
BASEURL=http://website.com/
[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://website.com/
IDList=
IconFile=http://website.com/favicon.ico
IconIndex=1
DefaultIcon=
[{000214A0-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
Prop3=19,2

- If you want only the default Internet Explorer icon (not the
website FavIcon) then follow option 2.

- To restore the website FavIcons, follow option 1.

OPTION 1

The quickest, best and easiest way to restore all your FavIcons
to there originals is to use "AM-Deadlink"

1. Download and install "AM-Deadlink". (Links below)

2. Run "AM-Deadlink" and click the button at the top, "Options".

3. Click "Settings" then open the "FavIcons" tab.

4. Enter a FavIcon directory, if not set. The default should be:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\FavIcons

5. Click the OK button to exit options.

6. Click the button at the top, "FavIcons" then click on
"Check Bookmarks and download FavIcons".

7. Sit back and watch the magic!

AM-DeadLink 3.3 1.3 MB (Freeware)
Info: http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm
Download: http://www.aignes.com/download/dlsetup.exe
Mirror: http://www.aignes.com/download2/dlsetup.exe


OPTION 2

Internet Explorer Favicons - Restore IE's Default Icon

First you'll need to delete the existing Favicons, which are
stored in one of three places:

1) C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
Open the Run box and enter:
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8
(If you are using IE6 or below then you'll have to delete the temp
files from inside IE)

2) C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\FavIcons
Open the Run box and enter:
del "%UserProfile%\Application Data\FavIcons\*.*"

3) Stored in the "Alternate Data Stream".
Use "AdsSpy" to delete the "Alternate Data Stream" Favicons:

1. Download and install "AdsSpy". (Link below)
2. Run Ads Spy and select "Scan only this folder:" and browse to
"C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Favorites".
3. Click the "Scan the system for alternate data streams" button.
4. Right-click inside the results box and choose "Select all".
5. Click the "Remove selected streams" button.

AdsSpy 26 KB (Freeware)
Info: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/adsspy.php
Download: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/Merijn/adsspy.zip

Next, you need to delete these 3 lines (if present) in your Favorites files:

IconFile=
IconIndex=
DefaultIcon=

To make it easy, create then merge this registry file to add an Edit
command when you right-click a Favorite:
(If you have a lot of Favorites use a "Search and Replace" program)

1. Copy below and paste into Notepad.
(Confirm notepad.exe path)

----------copy inside only----------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell\Edit]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell\Edit\comm and]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\notepad.exe %1"

----------copy inside only----------

2. Save-as URL_Edit.reg (or any name + .reg).

3. Double-click or right-click and merge into the registry.


After all that, set the Favorites folder to read-only:
Open the Run box and enter:
attrib +R "%UserProfile%\Favorites\*.*" /S

Important!
You will not see any changes until you restart your computer.


ju.c


"Boris Bicanic" <Boris Bicanic@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:49D97F42-9000-426A-811B-1ECA79B4A9CC@microsoft.com...
> I really don’t like all those different icons in favorites folder
> (favicon.icon). In IE6 there was a way to remove them, I would delete links
> to favicons in each internet shortcut and all icons in favorites would have
> the same standard web icon (small blue “e” icon). That doesn’t work in IE7 or
> IE8.
> Is there a way to force IE to stops using favicon.ico in favorites folder
> (so all icons would be standard web ones).
>
> Thanks


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Old 03-23-2009
Boris Bicanic
 

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Re: Small problem with favorites
Thank You

"ju.c" wrote:

> Favorites are just text files with an "URL" extension, which is hidden.
>
> The FavIcon information is contained in the file as shown:
>
> [DEFAULT]
> BASEURL=http://website.com/
> [InternetShortcut]
> URL=http://website.com/
> IDList=
> IconFile=http://website.com/favicon.ico
> IconIndex=1
> DefaultIcon=
> [{000214A0-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
> Prop3=19,2
>
> - If you want only the default Internet Explorer icon (not the
> website FavIcon) then follow option 2.
>
> - To restore the website FavIcons, follow option 1.
>
> OPTION 1
>
> The quickest, best and easiest way to restore all your FavIcons
> to there originals is to use "AM-Deadlink"
>
> 1. Download and install "AM-Deadlink". (Links below)
>
> 2. Run "AM-Deadlink" and click the button at the top, "Options".
>
> 3. Click "Settings" then open the "FavIcons" tab.
>
> 4. Enter a FavIcon directory, if not set. The default should be:
> C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\FavIcons
>
> 5. Click the OK button to exit options.
>
> 6. Click the button at the top, "FavIcons" then click on
> "Check Bookmarks and download FavIcons".
>
> 7. Sit back and watch the magic!
>
> AM-DeadLink 3.3 1.3 MB (Freeware)
> Info: http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm
> Download: http://www.aignes.com/download/dlsetup.exe
> Mirror: http://www.aignes.com/download2/dlsetup.exe
>
>
> OPTION 2
>
> Internet Explorer Favicons - Restore IE's Default Icon
>
> First you'll need to delete the existing Favicons, which are
> stored in one of three places:
>
> 1) C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
> Open the Run box and enter:
> RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8
> (If you are using IE6 or below then you'll have to delete the temp
> files from inside IE)
>
> 2) C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\FavIcons
> Open the Run box and enter:
> del "%UserProfile%\Application Data\FavIcons\*.*"
>
> 3) Stored in the "Alternate Data Stream".
> Use "AdsSpy" to delete the "Alternate Data Stream" Favicons:
>
> 1. Download and install "AdsSpy". (Link below)
> 2. Run Ads Spy and select "Scan only this folder:" and browse to
> "C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Favorites".
> 3. Click the "Scan the system for alternate data streams" button.
> 4. Right-click inside the results box and choose "Select all".
> 5. Click the "Remove selected streams" button.
>
> AdsSpy 26 KB (Freeware)
> Info: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/adsspy.php
> Download: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/Merijn/adsspy.zip
>
> Next, you need to delete these 3 lines (if present) in your Favorites files:
>
> IconFile=
> IconIndex=
> DefaultIcon=
>
> To make it easy, create then merge this registry file to add an Edit
> command when you right-click a Favorite:
> (If you have a lot of Favorites use a "Search and Replace" program)
>
> 1. Copy below and paste into Notepad.
> (Confirm notepad.exe path)
>
> ----------copy inside only----------
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell\Edit]
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell\Edit\comm and]
> @="C:\\WINDOWS\\notepad.exe %1"
>
> ----------copy inside only----------
>
> 2. Save-as URL_Edit.reg (or any name + .reg).
>
> 3. Double-click or right-click and merge into the registry.
>
>
> After all that, set the Favorites folder to read-only:
> Open the Run box and enter:
> attrib +R "%UserProfile%\Favorites\*.*" /S
>
> Important!
> You will not see any changes until you restart your computer.
>
>
> ju.c
>
>
> "Boris Bicanic" <Boris Bicanic@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:49D97F42-9000-426A-811B-1ECA79B4A9CC@microsoft.com...
> > I really don’t like all those different icons in favorites folder
> > (favicon.icon). In IE6 there was a way to remove them, I would delete links
> > to favicons in each internet shortcut and all icons in favorites would have
> > the same standard web icon (small blue “e” icon). That doesn’t work in IE7 or
> > IE8.
> > Is there a way to force IE to stops using favicon.ico in favorites folder
> > (so all icons would be standard web ones).
> >
> > Thanks

>
>

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