Set site icon in Sharepoint

Posted on 2014-08-11
Last Modified: 2014-08-15
Good morning expert,

Have been a SharePoint Admin and developer but I am new to 2010.
Trying to set the site icon. The screen shot shows that it wants me
to type in a URL but I don't know where the file are.
I uploaded a picture to the pictures library marked Logo_trans_b_20
in the screen shot but can't figure out where it stored.
Did a search on the C: drive but it cannot be found.
How can I set the site icon and where are the SharePoint files stored.
I looked in inetpub/wwwroot for the web site but it does not appear.


Allen in Dallas
set site iconPicture-libray.gif
Question by:9apit
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    Ok so here are the answer to your two questions:
    1. Where are the sharepoint site files stored:
     Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

    A Web application is a core structure of Internet Information Services (IIS). It represents an available URL namespace (for example, http://example). The Web application root is the folder on your hard disk that corresponds to this URL namespace. For example, placing a file called file.htm in the Web application root folder results in an available URL at http://example/file.htm.

    A site created with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 builds on top of these Web applications. In most cases, the files that show up in the namespace for a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site are stored in the database and do not physically reside in the Web application root. However, the Web application root does contain some files that are used by the SharePoint site or by Web Parts built with Microsoft ASP.NET, as follows:
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    2. How do I set the site icon:
    The reason why you are being asked for a URL is because usually this image is already supposed to be present in a sharepoint site asset or picture library...

    More info:
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