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shortcutcache .ico files are null

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UPDATE: I am now getting the desired icons - don't know what I did :)

Hi. Running latest FF release 34.0.5.

When creating a desktop icon (Windows 8.1) by dragging a url from the Firefox address bar, if the website has a favicon associated with it the shortcut created has a blank icon.

I think I've traced this problem to something: the "blank" url shortcut refers to an icon stored in appdata\local\mozilla\firefox\profiles\xxprofilexx\shortcutcache -- the file exists there, but it has a value of zero Kb.

So it would seem the desktop icon is being created properly, but the associated icon is being created with a null value, and the result is a blank icon.

shortcutcache contains a file named "QtZ3nDm6pPF9K8B9ouakGA==.ico" but the size of the file is zero.

The icon which refers to this shortcutcache entry is:

[InternetShortcut] URL= IDList= HotKey=0 IconFile=C:\Users\Jad\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\jad\shortcutCache\QtZ3nDm6pPF9K8B9ouakGA==.ico IconIndex=0


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Hi lagunajim, whatever you did it, work ! so leave it as it is !


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Hi lagunajim, whatever you did it, work ! so leave it as it is !