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How to send Windows shortcut file with icon image?

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i want to send to all my clients a shortcut to the new website...
so i found a nice ico icon file and opened a new shortcut file and tested it by sending it to myself via mail...
what i got was a shortcut file without the ico nice icon...

so now i ziped it and when i resend it again i got empty folder.

what can i do?
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I wouldnt bother trying.. Outlook 2007 and most other email clients will extract out the attachment anyway as they see a .url file as a security risk..  

if you can send the link by zipping the .url file and outlook doenst strip it out - you may need to include the favicon.ico from your website in the zip and browsing to it for the icon in the properties of the shortcut..

The other way is to provide a link to an msi installer that installs the shortcut onto the persons desktop - but this will only suffice for windows users and again..
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where i can find this msi installer?
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http://www.advancedinstaller.com/

has a good freeware one that is very easy to use
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