Desktop Shortcut - Icons

  NotSureBoutThis 14:30 07 Oct 06

On my desktop I have shortcut icons, each time I switch on my comp, some of my icons appear like this:

Any idea how I can get the icons to appear showing the correct website?



  DieSse 15:01 07 Oct 06

I'm confused as to what you're asking.

Icons appear like what?

Icon showing a website? - what do you mean? - do you mean what the icons link to, or what they look like?

  NotSureBoutThis 15:21 07 Oct 06


I tried to copy & paste the icon, but it does not work, however, some of my icons show the name of the website, for example Google, has a "G" in the icon, aol has the "AOL" symbol in the icon etc, other icons do not show the name of the website, they just have an icon box, hope I have explained myself better

  VoG II 17:29 07 Oct 06

click here

Note: this will only work with sites that have FavIcons - mot all do.

  NotSureBoutThis 17:38 07 Oct 06

Thanks for the link

I tried that, restarted my computer, and the shortcut icons still do not appear.

  VoG II 17:41 07 Oct 06

Try FavOrg 1.2 from click here

  NotSureBoutThis 17:46 07 Oct 06


Thank you.

However, I'm embarrassed to say, I'm a complete novice regarding computers.

I just about know how to turn one on and off.

However, I folowed your advice, and, opened that link, and to be honest, it frightened me to death, I haven't a clue which link to click onto.

  VoG II 17:48 07 Oct 06

FavOrg 1.2

  NotSureBoutThis 17:49 07 Oct 06

Apologies, I double checked and noticed the link.

This shows how much of a novice I really am.

Once again, many thanks

  Jackcoms 17:50 07 Oct 06

It seems to me that you are trying to place shortcuts to favourite websites on your desktop.

If so, why?

Why not put them in your Favourites within Internet Explorer (or whichever browser you use)?

  NotSureBoutThis 18:09 07 Oct 06


Brilliant idea.

I had never thought about it before.

Task completed now.

Thanks everyone very much for your advice.

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