Fix missing favicons on Google Chrome

By Julio Franco
Jul 25, 2013
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  1. Recently Google Chrome stopped showing favicons for all my bookmark bar favorites. Since I can only fit so many bookmarks and thus I abbreviate the descriptions, the icons help me color-coding them so they're more easily identifiable and I can visually follow where I want to go as quickly as possible.


    There is an easy fix to this if you reset the Chrome cache for favicons. Delete the Favicons file in the designated location:

    In Windows:
    C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

    **In OS X:
    /Users/your_username/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/

    **To access the User Library folder in OS X, hold the Option key and then select Go > Library from the Finder menu bar.

    Restart your browser and you should be back in business.
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  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    Not directly related, but why does your Google Chrome have three colored circles (Red,Yellow & Green) in top left & mine don't? Its no big deal, just curious. :)
  3. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,757   +165

    Look s like he may have downloaded a theme for it.
  4. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 885   +171

    Thanks for sharing this Julio Franco. I literally uninstalled Google Chrome for this reason. It's so annoying having bookmarks without favicons. I didn't care to try and fix the issues I just retired it for FF lol.
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  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    Ok, just curious
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,450   +619

    That's because he's probably running Mac OS X. It's the buttons for close, maximise, minimise. :)
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    Ok, sounds good to me.:)
  8. vinceschutt

    vinceschutt Newcomer, in training

    This is the only advice that works for me. Hopefully this will serve as a bump to help this post's SEO
  9. BringBackDOS

    BringBackDOS Newcomer, in training

    Good Day! I hope All are enjoying a pleasant one. How does one achieve the desired result in "Vista"?

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