The thumbnails on the new tab page are missing - how to get them back

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The Firefox new tab page shows pictures of the sites you visit frequently. Sometimes these get deleted. We'll explain why that happens and how to get them back.

Note: This applies to the latest Firefox release version which can be downloaded from mozilla.org/firefox.

Why do the thumbnails get deleted?

Firefox stores the website thumbnails it displays on the new tab page in a temporary cache on your computer. These files get deleted when:

How to restore the website images on the new tab page

The images will get re-stored as you use the new tab page to go to those websites again.

  1. Open the new tab page by clicking the + button on the tab strip.
  2. Click on one of the blank images to go to a website.
  3. This is important - let the website finish loading (wait for the spinning greenblueorange loading icon in the tab to stop).
  4. Open the new tab page again and you will see a new image for the website you just went to.
  5. Repeat this process for the rest of the missing images.