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I have noticed several sites that when the url is dragged on to the desktop or viewed in the favorites folder (IE) they have a personalised icon rather than the standard windows url shortcut icon. Anyone know how to do this?

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The owners of these sites have an icon file named favicon.ico which IE looks for and uses in the favourites folder instead of the standard url icon.

You can get loads of shareware and freeware icon makers, for instance ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/simtelnet/win95/icon/icomak10.zip

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do I just put the icon on my site?? in the folders with the pages?
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yes.

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by:skyman100
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Check out:

http://www.favicon.com
- It should answer most of your questions.
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