FIX: An Internet shortcut does not display the correct icon in Internet Explorer 7

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario. You create an Internet shortcut. When you create the Internet shortcut, you specify the icon path of the Internet shortcut. The icon path of the Internet shortcut includes a system variable. For example, you create the Internet shortcut by using the following code.
[InternetShortcut]
  
URL=http://www.microsoft.com/
IconFile=%systemroot%\test.ico
IconIndex=0
In this scenario, the Internet shortcut does not display the correct icon. Instead, a generic icon is displayed.

Note This problem occurs on computers that are running Windows Internet Explorer 7.

Cause

This problem occurs because of a design change in Internet Explorer 7.

Resolution

Windows Vista

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required.
Restart requirement
You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
Registry information
To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista, 32-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot applicable1,93813-Apr-200714:48Not applicable
X86_a599e08b1989747de288e843efdea773_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20578_none_5942bc9ffbe58224.manifestNot applicable69513-Apr-200714:48Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20578_none_630219d4ca47ac23.manifestNot applicable829,59913-Apr-200714:54Not applicable
Ieframe.dll7.0.6000.205786,059,00813-Apr-200702:36x86
Ieui.dll7.0.6000.20578180,73613-Apr-200702:36x86
Windows Vista, 64-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_0d0c2fb88d56f87f7b5fc001159a335c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20578_none_75c20c56ba62238e.manifestNot applicable69913-Apr-200714:48Not applicable
Amd64_a599e08b1989747de288e843efdea773_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20578_none_b5615823b442f35a.manifestNot applicable69713-Apr-200714:48Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20578_none_bf20b55882a51d59.manifestNot applicable829,70313-Apr-200714:59Not applicable
Package_1_for_kb935779~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,94913-Apr-200714:48Not applicable
Package_2_for_kb935779~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot applicable1,78613-Apr-200714:48Not applicable
Update.mumNot applicable1,85313-Apr-200714:48Not applicable
Ieframe.dll7.0.6000.205787,059,45613-Apr-200703:38x64
Ieui.dll7.0.6000.20578228,35213-Apr-200703:38x64

Workaround

To work around this problem, set the icon path of the Internet shortcut manually. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the Internet shortcut, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Web Document tab, and then click Change Icon.
  3. Locate the folder that contains the icon, and then click the icon for the Internet shortcut.

Status

This behavior is by design. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

More information

Like shortcuts to items in the file system, Internet shortcuts are represented by icons on the desktop. When you click the icon, Internet Explorer 7 displays the Web site that is associated with the shortcut.

For more information about Internet shortcuts, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa969273.aspx
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 935779 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbvistasp1fix kbfix kbexpertiseadvanced kbqfe kbhotfixserver KB935779

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