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Adding a favicon.ico to MOSS 2007

To add a favicon.ico image to MOSS 2007 is a really simple process.  For those that don’t know what a favicon is, its the little icon that is displayed in your internet browsers address bar next to the address of your site.  So instead of the little I.E icon or Firefox icon you could have a custom Icon displayed for your SharePoint portal. 

To accomplish this follow these steps:
1.  Find an image you would like to use as your favicon.ico
2.  Next step is creating the favicon.ico.  There are tons of websites out there that will automatically generate the favicon.ico image for you.  I typically use http://www.favicon.cc .
3.  Once you are satisfied with your favicon.ico save it.
4.  Next upload your favicon.ico image into an image library somewhere onto SharePoint.  I created an Image library called PublishingImages on the root level of the SharePoint portal.  You can name your Image library anything you like.
5.  Next you will need to modify (using SharePoint Designer) or download/copy the default.master page.  I prefer to download the default.master page.
6.  To download the default.master page make sure you are on the top level site on SharePoint, click on Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Modify All Site Settings 
7.  Under the Galleries section select Master pages and page layouts.
8.  In the Master Page Gallery look for the default.master page.  Click on the default.master page and go down and hover over the Send To
9.  Select Download a copy and select the destination to download the file.
10.  Once the default.master page is downloaded, open it up using anytype of editor.  I use Notepad.
11.  Right click, open with Notepad or choose the program you prefer to use.
12.  Look for the closing </head> tag and right before this tag place this line:

<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”/PublishingImages /favicon.ico” />

13.  Make sure the href points to the correct Image library for whatever you called it.
14.  Save and close the default.master page.
15.  Now go back to the Master Page Gallery page on SharePoint, click the upload button, browse to the default.master page you just modified and upload it.
16.  You should now see your customized favicon.ico image in your web browsers address bar.

Enjoy!

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  1. June 12, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Nice post. Here is a post to change favicon image in SharePoint 2013
    http://sureshpydi.blogspot.in/2013/06/change-favicon-image-in-sharepoint-2013.html

  2. Anand
    February 13, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Hi,

    Please please help me….
    Our sharepoint2002 application throwing error when you post back the page
    means pages are getting open correctly but after clicking the buttons it is throwing error as “Web Server Temporarily Unavailable (tcp_error)”
    what could be the error

  3. Anand
    February 13, 2014 at 4:48 am

    sharepoint 2007*

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