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    Setting Icons

    I had a prog at one time that would set the icon(s) for folders (shortcuts?) so that the icon "travelled with" the file/folder.

    Now I cannot find it.

    This started in trying to "keep" icons specific to a particular web page... that seem to "go generic" for some reason...

    Nice to find that prog or one like it again...

    It was shareware, or from one of the major mags (PC Mag or PCWorld).

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    Re: Setting Icons

    Preserving Your Favicons

    I wonder if this is what you're after.

    SMBP

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    Re: Setting Icons

    Chuck--

    I hope this is what you mean. If not let me know.

    I'm not sure if this is related to your favicon question on the Win 2K section, but are you saying that for example if you drag a shortcut from a webpage and it shows up as a specific icon you want to keep that? It will also show up in your temporary internet file folder and go when you clean them and sometimes when you reboot unless you preserve the icon as a favicon changing the name and saving it into a folder you make and name anything you want. Sometimes when you shortcut you get the favicon's appearance but it won't stay, sometimes you get an "e," and in the cases of some icons you could get either.

    Here's an example of two situations:

    If you go to www.nytimes.com and drag a shortcut to the desktop, you may get their fancy T on the masthead--the name of the font escapes me it looks something like this or you may get an "e"--you can make it stay a permanat fancy T by adding favicon.ico and then changing the name and saving it in a folder. Then you can right click whichever icon the e or fancy T and permanentize it.

    If you go to www.extremetech.com and drag the icon from the IE namebar to your desktop, you'll get their ET logo, but it's not going to stay until you rename and save. So in that case, I preserve the favicon and then imediately (or later) replace it with the saved version.

    If this is completely foreign from what you are asking, tell me because I wasn't sure.

    SMBP

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    Re: Setting Icons

    SMBP:

    Thats a keeper...

    Thanks,
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    Re: Setting Icons

    SMBP:

    I'll be able now to save the inet icons...thanks...

    Chuck
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