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short icon on IE

hi may i ask why my short icon doesnt show on ie while it shows on firefox?

thanks in advance

<LINK REL="icon" HREF="http://www.platinumtv.com.au/favicon.ico" TYPE="image/x-icon">
<LINK REL="shortcut icon" HREF="http://www.platinumtv.com.au/favicon.ico" TYPE="images/x-icon">

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emeraldpiggy
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David S.Commented:
I think the problem is that your favicon is a JPEG.  Try using a favicon generator to convert it to the correct format: http://favicon-generator.org/
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war1Commented:
Hello emeraldpiggy,

The website icon is the favicon. In IE, it is stored in Temporary Internet Files. As new files are added, old files are deleted.  After awhile the favicon is deleted in IE. In Firefox, the favicon is saved in a permanent location automatically, so it is not deleted.

To make favicons stick in IE, you need to locate it on the web, save it to a folder on your hard drive, then change the default IE icon to that favicon. To find a website's favicon (for those sites that use them), you will ususally find it in the default directory for the website on their web server. For example, you can get Google's favicon by going to www.google.com and then typing favicon.ico after the URL. In other words, you can see it at http://www.google.com/favicon.ico. Right click on it and save it to a folder on your hard drive. Then, right click on the website name in your Favorites, select Properties, and click on Change Icon. Navigate to the folder where you saved the favicon and select. Click Apply and OK.

http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/446556-favicon-ie.html

Hope this helps!
war1
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emeraldpiggyAuthor Commented:
it worked
thanks Kravimir for the tool
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