Ken, >b) Use the IconFile and IconIndex properties To clarify, can you set the icon used by windows to display the desktop shortcut? (This is not neccesarily the same as the favicon, unless you make it so.) The only way I know is by right-clicking on the icon and then changing its properties, but it'd be nifty if you could do it through a few lines of code, too. TIA David -- PS. Think I've gone a bit off-topic here... probably owe a tip... but I can't think of anything clever that I've come up with recently... except... oh yes, this is pretty handy: <tip type="finding java sdk documentation" author="david landy"> To find java sdk documentation for a particular java class or method, just type its name into google followed by "site:sun.com". Usually the first two or three links contain references to the offical documentation and you can jump straight in. </tip> If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, please preserve the confidentiality of it and advise the sender immediately of any error in transmission. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken, or omitted to be taken, by an unauthorised recipient in reliance upon the contents of this e-mail is prohibited. Somerfield cannot accept liability for any damage which you may sustain as a result of software viruses so please carry out your own virus checks before opening an attachment. In replying to this e-mail you are granting the right for that reply to be forwarded to any other individual within the business and also to be read by others. Any views expressed by an individual within this message do not necessarily reflect the views of Somerfield. Somerfield reserves the right to intercept, monitor and record communications for lawful business purposes.