How to Reset the Favorites Favicons in Vista and Windows 7
This will show you how reset the favicons in the Favorites website links by wiping them out so that they will reload again the next time you visit the website so that they will display correctly again. The Favorites folder is at: C:\Users\(user name)\Favorites.
is a small unique 16x16 pixels .ico
(icon) file that appears in the Internet Explorer address bar and added Favorites links from that particular website.
Favicons are stored in the hidden protected operating system file Temporary Internet Files
folder below: C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
EXAMPLE: Favorites Favicons in the Start Menu
EXAMPLE: Favorites Favicons in Internet Explorer
Close the Favorites
folder and all Internet Explorer
windows if open. 2.
Open the Control Panel (Classic View-Vista) or (Icons view-Windows 7) 3.
Click on the Internet Options
Under the Browsing History
section, click on the Delete
button. (See screenshot below) 5. In Internet Explorer 7
6. In Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9
A) Click on the Temporary Internet Files Delete Files
button. (See screenshot below)
B) Go to step 7.
A) Check the Temporary Internet files
box and click on the Delete
button. (See screenshots below)
Click on OK
. (See screenshot below step 4) 8.
The Favorites favicons are now reset. You can now open Internet Explorer to start letting them reload as you visit each website again.