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    Inet Page Icons (IE 6)

    Usually if I go to a page in IE, and then drop a shortcut to the desktop, any special icon for that page will be in my temp folder(s).

    The page in question? Digg.com

    But if it isn't, where would it be?

    I did it in Firefox as well, got the icon in the Bookmarks after "going there", but the icon isn't anywhere, not that I see at least.

    But I know it is, since it shows up in the Bookmarks.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Inet Page Icons (IE 6)

    Normally, a file named favicon.ico associated with the website is placed in your Temporary Internet Files folder.
    This is not very stable - your cache might overflow, or you might clear your cache, causing favicons to be lost.
    If I want to keep a favicon, I copy it out of Temporary Internet Folders to a dedicated icon folder and rename it, then right-click the shortcut, select Properties from the popup menu, click Change Icon, then locate the copy of the favicon in the dedicated folder.
    There are also utilities that do this for you.

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    Re: Inet Page Icons (IE 6)

    Hans:

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    Normally, a file named favicon.ico associated with the website is placed in your Temporary Internet Files folder.
    This is not very stable - your cache might overflow, or you might clear your cache, causing favicons to be lost.
    <<

    That's what I thought, but I'm not finding it at all. And yes, I do move them to a permanent location if i want to keep them...

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    Re: Inet Page Icons (IE 6)

    Hate to ask the obvious but did you do a filefolder search for it?
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    Re: Inet Page Icons (IE 6)

    Bob:

    Yea, I tried everywhere I can think of, and I've done this quite a bit with both IE and Firefox before... I know it's got to be there... I'm just coming up with a blank...

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    Re: Inet Page Icons (IE 6)

    Bob:

    I "found" the icon:

    After not finding it anywhere on my drive, I went to the site, they have an rss feed, so I loaded it up in FeedDemon, and voila!

    'Cause FeedDemon finds "special" icons, and stores them, locally automatically ( in Cocuments and Settings%USer%Local SettingsApplication DataFeedDemonv1FavIcons by default).

    What a trip.

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    Re: Inet Page Icons (IE 6)

    I was going to suggest you try a trick I use, by browsing to the icon itself, then saving it.
    In this case it would have been http://digg.com/favicon.ico - but for whatever reason this doesn't work this time (for me at least).

    It does work for the Lounge - http://www.wopr.com/favicon.ico brings up <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/favicon.ico>.

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    Re: Inet Page Icons (IE 6)

    Leif:

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    but for whatever reason this doesn't work this time (for me at least
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    Me neither. I had thought of that as well... A seemingly unimportant tidbit has now "moved to the front of my mind", 'cause I really don't like not knowing or understanding why supposedly simple things work (or don't ) as expected.

    But I did find a great workaround... tee hee...

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