Favicon, Sometimes user come across some websites which shows logo instead of explorer logo in Address bar. A typical example is Google, login to Google with IE and watch address bar. You can see Google logo then the URL. This icon is stored in the PC when we add the sites as bookmarks. When you open bookmarks menu the site name will show with the icon.
Create your own Favicon?
It’s very simple to create favicon. All you need is the company logo or image(in JPG/PNG/GIF format) which you want to create based on and internet connection. Open browser and enter http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/ . Then click Choose File Button and select your image. Click Create Icon Button. Now the site will create favicon based on image given and it’s ready to download. Download and save it in your PC.
How to set Favicon site?
There are two possible ways to set the favicon:
1) (Not Recommended)Change the default SharePoint Favicon:
Open this folder(C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\) and search for favicon.ico and rename the file to FaviconBackup.ico. Now copy your favicon to this folder and make sure it’s named as “favicon.ico”. Now restart IIS(open Command Prompt -> IISReset), clear browser cache/temporary internet files. Close the browser and reopen then browse the SharePoint site.
2) In SharePoint Designer or any other editing tool open your site Master Pages or if you are using default oslo.master, then select the master page that will show the new favicon. Now click “Edit File” link to add the favicon code. If it asks for check out, click yes and continue.
Find <SharePoint:SPShortcutIcon ID=”SPShortcutIcon1″ runat=”server” IconUrl=”/_layouts/images/favicon.ico”/>and change the name of the favicon. Save and close (If you have checked out then you need to check in and site collection administrator has to approve it via Site Settings -> Galleries -> Master pages and page layouts -> Check in and Approve). Now reset IIS/clear browser cache and check.