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    Shape-shifting icons (Professional)

    I've got several dozen desktop and folder icons with special shapes and colors (from Wikipedia, Verizon, and others). They stay as they are for several days, then they revert back to the default Windows icons.

    What makes them shift from their specialized forms back to the windows standard, and how can I reverse the process?
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    Re: Shape-shifting icons (Professional)

    Are these all for links to internet sites?

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    Re: Shape-shifting icons (Professional)

    Yes.
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    Re: Shape-shifting icons (Professional)

    If a website has a custom icon, it is stored in Temporary Internet Files (for Internet Explorer, I haven't investigated how other browsers do this). It may disappear again when you clear your TIF or if the cache overflows. The solution:
    - Copy the favicon.ico file from your TIF folder to another folder
    - Right-click the link on your desktop or elsewhere.
    - Select Properties from the popup menu.
    - Click Change Icon...
    - Point to the copied .ico file.
    There are also applications that do this for you.

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    Re: Shape-shifting icons (Professional)

    Thanks!
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