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ICON ON DESKTOP

EVERYTIME I MAKE A SHORTCUT FROM A WEBSITE TO MY DESKTOP I GET THE E CIRCLED ICON FROM EXPLORER. HOW CAN I GET THE ORIGINAL ICON FROM THE WEBSITE IN STEAD?

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  • GUY DENEGRE Feb 27, 2009

    WHERE ARE THE FOLDER OPTIONS ON THE CONTROL PANEL?

  • GUY DENEGRE Feb 28, 2009

    Thank you blueextc3221, but I am sure some of the websites do have ICO files for desktop and I was just wondering if there is a way to use them in stead of the E I get from explorer systematically. By the way this was not a problem when I was using windows XP on my old computer.

  • GUY DENEGRE Feb 28, 2009

    YES, YOU ARE CORRECT

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    im assuming then, you are using VISTA as OS on your NEW pc??

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    FYI - Some websites dont use ICO files that you can place on the desktop.

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Control panel, folder options, reset to defaults, that's it

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Reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190355/EN-US/

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