Bookmark icons missing

By BradyBunchFan ยท 15 replies
Mar 5, 2018
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  1. Ever since today, the favicons from my bookmarks are missing and now they are replaced by blank pages that look like paper.

    I have tried resetting the browser and clearing my cookies, but nothing worked. Maybe the update had to do with it, but now I'm not so sure about that. Rebooting the computer also did not help either.

    Can someone please help me out with this here? I don't like having blank pages for favicons.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,676   +1,220

    Run CLEANMGR under your personal login and again under the ADMINISTRATOR login

    Be sure to [x] the THUMNAILS

    Close all windows and then, get a command prompt and enter
    explorer %USERPROFILE%\Pictures
     
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  3. BradyBunchFan

    BradyBunchFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Will I lose anything if I do?
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,676   +1,220

    never - - I use it frequently
     
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  5. BradyBunchFan

    BradyBunchFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried both of those options, still did not work.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,676   +1,220

    In your browser, clear HISTORY, CACHE, PRIVATE DATA
    quit the browser and restart it
     
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  7. BradyBunchFan

    BradyBunchFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I do not want to lose my history at all, sorry.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,676   +1,220

    Fine, clear the others.

    BTW: did you know that history is how websites track you???
     
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  9. BradyBunchFan

    BradyBunchFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, I did not know that.
     
  10. BradyBunchFan

    BradyBunchFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry.
     
  11. BradyBunchFan

    BradyBunchFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So this is interesting. The icons are showing up in Google Chrome Beta, but not Chrome and Canary
     
  12. classified07

    classified07 TS Rookie

    Hey, don't know if this would help you, but for me the issue was fixed when I removed an extension that I found to be classified as PUA.
     
  13. BradyBunchFan

    BradyBunchFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Potentially Unwanted Application?
     
  14. Addicted2PC

    Addicted2PC TS Rookie

    Yes, I agree, you should check your Extension Manager and remove any unfamiliar or suspicious extensions. To be frank I have never even installed any extension apart from the very basic ones like Google Docs or a video downloader. It doesn't mean of course that there are no useful or reliable extensions but I do believe it is best to keep their number to the minimum.

    If this doesn't help you, I would consider installing the latest browser version after uninstalling this one even if it meant to lose the browsing history. By the way, you can save the bookmarks and most likely your browsing history as well, so do that before uninstalling it.

    One more thing... if the above don't help you, I would also recommend that you run a proper malware scanner like Malwarebytes (free version) as well as Adwcleaner. I usually use these after running Windows Defender just in case.
     
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  15. BradyBunchFan

    BradyBunchFan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How can I save the browsing history?
     
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,080   +522

    Don't know why you'd want to, but ...
     

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