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    Custom site icons

    Most times if I go to a site and want to download the custom icon, I can, for instance, go to https://www.netflix.com/favicon.ico and come up with the Netflix icon, which I can then download and save.

    But what of sites that don't respond to that process?

    If for instance, I go to Google Keep ( https://keep.google.com/ ), it has a distinct icon. If I make a shortcut via IE however, it does not drop the custom icon into to temp cache location on my drive ( C:\Users\CWBillow\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\ INetCache\Content.IE5 ). The icon appears along with the shortcut though. So where is the icon being stored so that I can retrieve it?

    Many if not most sites follow this procedure, but what of those that do not?
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    Some just do not have this available to the visitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    The icon appears along with the shortcut though. So where is the icon being stored so that I can retrieve it?
    If you see an icon perhaps you should right-click the icon and choose Properties, then look for "Change icon" to find out where it is stored.
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    Sigh. OK, thanks.
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    RockE, as often as not checking Properties/Change Icon will just take you to %SystemRoot%\System32\SHELL32.dll.
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    Those are stock icons in Windows. I meant just the icons which are specific for certain web sites.
    Maybe I have misunderstood what you're trying to accomplish by dragging website icons onto your desktop.

    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    The icon appears along with the shortcut though. So where is the icon being stored so that I can retrieve it?
    Maybe this web site can help with methods to download and save favicons. It explains how to search for the folder where the desired favicon may be (when it's not found in the root directory of the web site).
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    Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon which should answer your questions.

    As stated before some sites do not use "favicons".

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    Back seven years or more I used to run a program called "AM-DeadLink" which could download favicons and allowed you to save them. A quick search shows that it is still available (now version 4.6) at several download sites. Hope that helps.
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