Are you talking about the shortcut files that IE uses in Windows? Please the following into a text file: [DEFAULT] BASEURL=http://www.adopenstatic.com/ [InternetShortCut] URL=http://www.adopenstatic.com/ and save this file using the name you'd like displayed (eg Ken's AdOpenStatic Site). Change the extension from .txt to .url Viola! A trick I was shown was: Start -> Run -> Cmd Enter "Edit" Now browser to an existing shortcut file (eg one you have in your IE Favourites folder), and open it. You will what's inside. To set the Icon to be used: IconFile=%systemroot%\system32\url.dll IconIndex=0 (these are the defaults - change IconIndex to point to whatever file you have with an embedded image resource, and IconIndex to indicate which icon should be used, if there are multiple icons in the file) Cheers Ken ----- Original Message ----- From: "Casey Crookston" <casey at thecrookstons.com> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 11:59 AM Subject: Re: [thelist] Creating a desktop link to a web page : Okay - found the link. Thanks. : : But, this site, www.gsep.com, hired a third party, : www.SeeYouAgainShortcut.com to get the job done for them. With all the : brains on this list, someone must know how to do it, yea? : : Thanks!! : : : ----- Original Message ----- : From: "Bob Haroche" : : : > Casey Crookston wrote: : > > creates a desktop icon. later, when that : > > icon is double clicked, a browser is opened to her page. : > : > This site does it: http://www.gsep.com : : : My original question: : : We're all familiar with the "click here to add this page to your favorites" : link. I have a client who would like to take this one step further. : : She's developed a web-based tool which has become popular with some of her : clients, and would like a link on the web page, which, when clicked, creates : a desktop icon. later, when that icon is double clicked, a browser is opened : to her page. : : How would one go about doing this? I don't have any problem creating the : icon file (.ico), but I don't know how to code the link to create the icon : on the user's desktop. Is this even possible?