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 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,599   +335

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

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

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,599   +335

    Ok, just curious
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

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

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,599   +335

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

    vinceschutt TS Rookie

    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 TS Rookie

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

    Oziam TS Rookie

    I deleted Favicons & Favicons-journal files restarted & voila all icons are back. THANKYOU :)
  11. bnjohanson

    bnjohanson TS Enthusiast Posts: 32   +10

    Yeah, if you missed Romper Room when you were young, as I did as well, then the 3-pretty-colored-dots wouldn't necessarily be intuitive. Apple doesn't require their constituency to understand the dark art of "reading and writing"; one episode of Romper Room or 5-days of standard Kindergarten is all that is required to be a Mac OS X Master....
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,599   +335

    Actually I was told in another thread it was because the user had GC on a Mac. Nothing to do with Romper Room :)
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,327   +622

    Ahum; those three colored circles upper left are uniform for ALL Mac OS X windows - -
    just like the DASH -- nested squares -- and the red X upper right are uniform for Windows.

    hmm; the diversity here is a tad shallow, isn't it!
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
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  14. PreetiV

    PreetiV TS Rookie

    I also did as instructed and deleted Favicons & Favicons-journal files. Worked like a dream! Thank you!:cool:
  15. JuneAY

    JuneAY TS Rookie

    I tried as instructed but the problem is I can't delete the Favicons and Favicons-journal files (as attached) . Please help! :'(

    Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 10.01.19 pm.jpg

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