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A frustrating issue.

Upon loading up my new XP system with the usual typical software I run, the icons that I have saved on my desktop as shortcuts to different website locations have changed from their fancy looking shapes, colors and designs, to the basic blaaaa looking generic letter "e".

Where I used to have a display of icons that represented the different websites I usually visit, now they are all the same looking, and the only way of recognizing which icon links to which website is by reading the text underneath each icon. It sucks.....and looks terrible.

This happened when I was loading and configuring several software programs, and now I can't get the unique icons back for each shortcut.

Any ideas on how to get the icons unique designs back on my desktop?

Thanks for any support.

irzapper / 06/02/05
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Do you want them to remain as they are when you initially send them to the desktop or can they be anything but IE
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Hi Irzapper

When you said

Upon loading up my new XP system

did you reinstall the OS...if the icons are still on your harddrive you should be able to right click on the shortcuts, select properties, change icon button and browse to the location of the icon and select ok.

To see if they are still there, go Start - Find - Files and Folders, type in *.ico, this will find any icon on you system.
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Do you want them to remain as they are when you initially send them to the desktop or can they be anything but IE

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Hi Keith,

Thanks for your response.

I'd like my shortcut icons to websites to look like they do when I originally send them to my desktop. For example, MSN's website has an icon for their website that looks like a "butterfly", Reuters News has and icon that looks like a "globe". etc...etc........

But now for some reason I'm stuck with the generic looking icons for all my shortcuts that is a letter "e".

Any solutions?

Thanks,

irzapper
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Lets see if this works, it is a zip file, won't let me upload the .ico extension

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Hi Spank,

Thanks, but no luck with this solution. But thanks again, I appreciate your efforts.

No matter what website I visit and save to desktop, or my favorites, I can only get the letter "e" as an icon.

I would think there's gotta be some simple fix to this dilema that I haven't been able to find yet.

I had this pop up in old "Windows 98", and thought that it wouldn't happen in XP with my new system.

Really frustrating when all my desktop links to websites looks like a bunch of files, instead of icons that represent specific websites.

Help, :tazz:

irzapper /06/02/05
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This has a 30 day trial

http://axialis.com/iconworkshop/

http://axialis.com/t...rial-iw015.html

Which gives us a month to find another method
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Keith,

What is it?
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An icon maker, have a lookat the 2nd tutorial link
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Hello Irzapper

Thank you for sending the link to the solution

http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm

Keith
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