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How To Save Internet Icons

By Man@Large ·
I run a P-II 450 with Windows98SE. I've cruised all over the web and located several thousand icons. But, the ones that I'm looking for I only find when I bookmark a site with IE5.01. However, upon reboot or saving Favorites to Backup, the icons disappear. Is there a way to save the icons at the time of receiving, or is there a download for most major internet icons?

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by dmiles In reply to How To Save Internet Icon ...

Book marking is the only way I have been able to save sites that I want to revisit,you have them on tape so the icons will disappear,right click on the icon and when drop down menu comes up choose to save on floppy.not sure whether you can save the actual icon only a reference to the site.
Good Luck

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by Man@Large In reply to How To Save Internet Icon ...

Thanks, but this did not help.

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by dft3 In reply to How To Save Internet Icon ...

Since you're running IE 5, on the file menu you would select save as and it shoudl default to the Entire Web Page setting. This will allow you to save the complete page that you are looking at, which would include all images & icons. It will be placed in the location of your choice, therefore regardless of rebooting, you will still have the site stored to a directory.

When I find interesting articles and sites, I save them and eventually archive them on CD. A backup tape or whatever will work just the same.

If you're referring to desktop icons, then you'll have to place them in the system direcory and then point to that icon that you want to use in place of whatever other one you're currently using.

I hope this helps.

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by Man@Large In reply to How To Save Internet Icon ...

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by insatiable In reply to How To Save Internet Icon ...

The icon that you bookmark is an image stored as favicon on the website you're bookmarking.
You've probably noticed that not all websites have them (last time I checked, not even Microsoft)
If you're trying to save the image to backups, the IE probably makes up for removing the icon from that storage until you revisit the site and mark it again as a favorite because the site might have changed their favicon in the meantime.
If you want more information on how to build an icon/favicon, email me and I'll give you some urls that will get you started.
I don't think there is a way to save the icons together in the way I think you want to save them.
Hope that makes sense!!
:-) Good luck!

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by Man@Large In reply to How To Save Internet Icon ...

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by kgosnell In reply to How To Save Internet Icon ...

Go to find file , type in *.ico or what ever extention that is used for the icon, but it must start with *. and after the find file has logged it, you can save all to a file from find file. Luck

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by Man@Large In reply to How To Save Internet Icon ...

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by f-1641718 In reply to How To Save Internet Icon ...

I'm a little confused by the reference to "...saving Favorites to Backup" but if I understand correctly, what you are trying to do is collect icons. If so, there are a couple of ways to do this.

If you are using the MSIE tools, the context menu extensions on IE5, you can right-click the icon on the page and select Save Picture As... to save it. Most graphics on a web page are .JPGs or GIFs, with the latter being predominant for icons since they are lower resolution and smaller size (10K or less). You can save them as is and use a graphics program to convert... or save them as .BMPs and simply change the extension to .ICO.

If you are not using the MSIE tools, the process is a little more involved. The graphics for web pages are copied to your cache (most likely C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 or C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\<UserName>\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 if you use multiple accounts/Family Login). You can determine where your cache is by right-clicking the MSIE icon on your desktop, selecting Properties, then the Settings button. Find that folder in Explorer, do a search for .GIFs <10K, and copy them to a temporary directory for review; saving those you want, as above.

All of this may not be necessary, however; there countless sites on the web for icons. A seach for "icons" should get you started, with links to other resources, tools, etc.

Hope this helps...
If it is not what you were after...
in the words of Roseanne Rosandana "Never mind!?!"
BobM.

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