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after update firefox all my icons on my desktop have gone blank,!!!!!!!!!! thanks alot for screwing up all my extensions too!!!!!!!!!!!

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windsorbug said

after update firefox all my icons on my desktop have gone blank,!!!!!!!!!! thanks alot for screwing up all my extensions too!!!!!!!!!!!

I fixed all the problems my self by doing a restore back a month on my pc ! All is fixed now, will not be don't that ever again! couldn't open any internet short cuts either, kept asking for permission!! All fixed now.

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Sorry. That should not have happened. Before you get too upset

  • Let's see if there is something we can do to help.
  • Please: Provide more information.
    Note we are only fellow Firefox users helping one another.

Can you give more information please Is it just icons ( favicons ) on the open tabs that are blank ?

Did you use the Firefox Reset feature ? Have you got a folder on the desktop named something like Old Profile ?

What do you mean screwing up your extensions ? What are or were they ? Please list with full name, version and download or Home site if possible.

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You can check for issues with the Windows icon cache and try to rebuild the icon cache.

  1. Open the Task Manager (Shift+Ctrl+ESC)
  2. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.
  3. Open the file picker via "File > New Task (Run)" and click the Browse button.
  4. Type or Paste %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local (%LocalAppData%) in the File name field (AppData is a hidden folder).
  5. Select the IconCache.db file and use "Delete" in the right-click context menu to delete the file.
  6. After the IconCache.db file has been deleted, start a new explorer.exe process via "File > New Task" to get the desktop and Taskbar back.

The IconCache.db file is a hidden file, so make sure that you can see hidden files.

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windsorbug said

after update firefox all my icons on my desktop have gone blank,!!!!!!!!!! thanks alot for screwing up all my extensions too!!!!!!!!!!!

I fixed all the problems my self by doing a restore back a month on my pc ! All is fixed now, will not be don't that ever again! couldn't open any internet short cuts either, kept asking for permission!! All fixed now.

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Note that Windows resets icons of internet shortcuts on the desktop if the default browser is changed.

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I didn't change browsers!

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Glad to hear you fixed the problem.

The Desktop Icons, is more of a Windows Operating System issue rather than a Firefox problem.

The problem with your Firefox Extensions may still need attention. Or is that fixed now also ? Firefox updates are important for security reasons. Using outdated versions is not recommended and increases risks to your data and privacy.

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The Desktop Icons, is more of a Windows Operating System issue rather than a Firefox problem.

WELL AFTER DOING FIREFOX UPDATE THIS ALL HAPPENED!!!