Hi, when I drag a URL onto my desktop so that I can access a familiar site easily all I get is the Internet explorer icon, I now have several of these. I would like to know how to get the company's icon, e.g. Natwest has their own icon and I had this once on the desktop, now when I drag their url onto it I just get the E sign....It's very frustrating to have to hover my mouse over all the E's to find a particular site. I hope That I have explained this properly :-) I have xp home.....Thanks
I have exact problem as sillysoo. Am watching this thread for a solution.
I don't think there's anything to do with whether the other side's server is set up to deliver an icon to you, because I've got the 'proper' icon ie their logo for the shortcut on my desk in the first place. But as sillysoo described, these are replaced by IE icon.
There's no point in changing the icon to something else as this would not be immediately recognised. Like an envelop icon will not be able to sub for the YahooMail's capital Y icon.
I have tried restoring to a saved restore point and this successfully brought back the proper icons. However, they get replaced by the IE icons before long.
And, yes, it happens to the icons on the QuickLaunch bar too.