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    favicon (6/SP2)

    I enjoy keeping the favicons in Favorites and Links and have even gone to the 'trouble' of copying those favicons from the Temporary Internet files folder to a sub-folder under 'My Documents.'

    I'd like to know how to change the default location from c:windowssystem32url.dll to c:my documentsmy favicons so that whenever I change an icon I can go directly to the folder where they're stored rather than navigate to it.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Hi Scott

    It is not one that I have tried but many people recommend using FavOrg, a freeware utility, for this.

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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Since you need a subscription to download the PC Magazine utilities now take a look at AM-DeadLink - Download FavIcons and detect dead Browser Bookmarks. It is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>.

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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Edited by HansV to correct closing quote tag.

    Thank you both for responding... while your information is no doubt correct, I don't think it answers my need:
    <hr>I'd like to know how to change the default location from c:windowssystem32url.dll to c:my documentsmy favicons so that whenever I change an icon I can go directly to the folder where they're stored rather than navigate to it.<hr>
    Sorry for the confusion

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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    I don't think you can change the default location.

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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Thanks for replying, Hans... seems you told me in another thread I couldn't do something else either.

    I'll keep dreaming and eventually come up with something!

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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    My last resort slution in cases like this is to set up a shortcut in c:windowssystem32 to c:my documentsmy favicons. Even with the built-in search filter, it should still show up. HTH
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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Thanks for the reply!
    That looked promising and hopeful, but my right-click to create a new shortcut in the system32 folder came up wanting [img]/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/img]

    How do you do it?

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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Try going to My Documents and right-clicking on the Favorite Icons folder. Then cut and paste the shortcut into the System32 folder. Seems to work for me.
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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Different technique, same result:
    <hr>The file c:windowssystem32IEicons.lnk contains no icons. Choose an icon from the list or specify a different file.<hr>

    And, yes, that folder is full of *.ico files.

    Thanks anyway.

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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Sorry, I think you read far too much into my original post. The shortcut gives you one-click access to the folder with your icons - no more, no less. HTH
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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Thanks for the clarification... what I'm trying to do is set up a direct link (?) in the right-click | Properties of a generic IE icon.

    Right now, when I want to change an IE Icon, I right-click on the generic icon, choose Properties, Change Icon..., and am met with icons in this default path C:WINDOWSsystem32url.dll

    I'd like to change that path to Cocuments and SettingsScottMy DocumentsMy IE Icons

    (Wonder if Hans will tell me I can't do that <g>)

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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Yes, I know that's what you want to do. As Hans has already said (and I agree with him), there does not seem to be any way to do that.
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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    Gosh, now I've got two of you guys at me <g>.

    So, I guess, the shortcut method you mentioned doesn't actually work, or did I miss something?

    With appreciation,

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    Re: favicon (6/SP2)

    You originally wanted not to have to click through folders to get to your fav icons folder. We have both told you that that is not possible -AFAWK. The suggestion I made enables you to click ONE time to get to your fav icons folder - instead of the default of (at least) THREE. You have every right to right-click on a shortcut. I'm not at all clear why left-clicking is not acceptable for you.
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