Re: IE8; Creating Link Shortcut on Desktop
Favicons are stored in the Temporary Internet Files folder, so if you (or a
security/cleaning program) clear out the Temporary Internet Files, favicons
will disappear, but should be re-downloaded on the next visit to the site.
Not every site has a favicon.
If you know that a site has a favicon, but it isn't displaying, I would try:
(1) creating a new Internet Shortcut (Favorite)
(2) clearing the Temporary Internet Files
(3) clearing the History
[MS MVP- IE]
"denmarfl" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Thanks; I have also wondered why sometimes when you save a Link as a
> Bookmark, and or, shprtcut on the Desktop, sometimes the Icon takes on the
> sites symbol, other times it simply appears as the "e" Icon.......
> "Don Varnau" wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I don't know why this would have changed recently (I've never used that
> > "send to" method.) But, when you create a shortcut to a Favorite, you're
> > creating a shortcut to a shortcut (Internet Shortcut.)
> > These 3 methods work for me:
> > 1. Copy the Favorite and paste it to the desktop
> > 2. Click the Favorite to visit the webpage and drag (left click) the IE
> > or favicon (left side of the Address Bar) to the desktop.
> > 3. Right-click the IE icon or favicon in the Address Bar, drag it to the
> > desktop and choose Create shortcuts here.
> > "denmarfl" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:4F81204F-9D12-4AEE-BB05-DD7529F8CDE2@microsoft.com...
> > > Running Vista Home Prem; 32BIT; IE8
> > >
> > > Has something recently changed in IE8 or Vista? I used to be able to
> > > MY FAVORITES, and if I wanted to create a Shortcut for that Favorite
> > the
> > > site I would Right Click on the Favorite, click SEND TO....Click
> > > Short Cut On desktop". Over the past 4 to 6 weeks when I tried to do
> > > either nothing happened, or I would get a message Windows cannot
> > the
> > > action make sure the drive is not full (I have 400GB Free Space on
> > I
> > > can click on CREATE SHORTCUT when I right click on Favorite
> > > move that Shortcut from the Favorite lists to the Desktop. But
> > > when I clicked SEND TO.....Desktop....a shortcut would appear for that
> > > favorite on my Desktop.....that no longer can be done.