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My favicon doesn show up!

 3:27 am on Jun 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

i used a 16 X 16 jpg file, and manually rename it under the dos prompt to .ico, and put it as the same dir as my index.html, but it doesnt show up. Can anyone help?

And secondly, do i still need to input


in my index.html?



 3:39 am on Jun 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

.jpg isn't the right format. Just renaming it to ICO isn't going to do the trick. You need to find a specialty program to generate .ico format files, as far as I can tell.

favicon.com has an online icon generator and a downloadable icon generating program available... You could also search on a shareware site (tucows.com or shareware.com always give me good results) for the word "favicon" or "ico" and "generator"

<added> Oh yeah, forgive my terrible manners... Welcome to Webmaster World lighter!</added>

<added2>as long as your favicon.ico file is in your base web site directory (the same one as your index.html) you don't need to add a link tag to any of your files. IE will automatically look in your base directory for it.</added2>


 3:44 am on Jun 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

hi mivox,

Woh, thanks for your fast reply. Yeap, i found this wonderful forum just today, and had bookmarked it almost immediately.

I rem of some progs suggested by other members while i was browsing the old posts here, will search for it again!

Thanks again, pal!


 3:49 am on Jun 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

Woh, thanks for your fast reply.

No problem! just happened to be browsing the forums when I found your post... :)

There's a site search feature (if you haven't already found it) at the top of every page. Search for the word "favicon" and you should come up with every thread ever written on the subject.



 11:28 am on Jun 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi Mivox,

On not needing the line in index.htm, is this true for ANY file in the root?

Thanks in advance,



 5:49 pm on Jun 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

It's true for any file in the entire site. Say you have your root directory, and a subdirectory /info/... If someone bookmarks /root/info/file1.html, IE will first look for the favicon in the /info/ directory, and if there isn't an icon there, it checks the root directory.

No matter which page in your site someone bookmarks, IE will drill back to the root directory hunting for a favicon.ico file... so as long as you have on in the root directory, it will get picked up.


 2:42 am on Jun 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've learnt something new here again! :)


 7:01 pm on Jun 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

Glad we can help lighter. :) I know I've learned a TON of new things since I started hanging around here...

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