Fix missing favicons on Google Chrome

By Julio Franco ยท 17 replies
Jul 25, 2013
Post New Reply
  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.
    MrBlkfx1 likes this.
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,287   +540

    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   +244

    Look s like he may have downloaded a theme for it.
  4. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 857   +205

    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.
    learninmypc likes this.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,287   +540

    Ok, just curious
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +626

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

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,287   +540

    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: 33   +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: 8,287   +540

    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: 11,991   +1,313

    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
    learninmypc likes this.
  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.
  16. datingsitespot

    datingsitespot TS Rookie

    I do not have any favicon files in the folder indicated in this post ! could someone help me please ! I am a girl hihi ! I need my favicon back since I have not even one single name in my bookmarks I just keep the icons ! it is a mess now with no favicons

  17. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,991   +1,313

    I think you're using the wrong term - - favion is a webserver file. I think you're really looking for Thumbnails.
  18. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,991   +1,313

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...