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Installed and sync'd the latest version of Firefox on a new laptop running Windows 10. However, all my bookmark favicons are the generic Firefox favorite icon. PLEASE tell me that I'm not going to have to visit several hundred bookmarks in order for the favicons to refresh.

Installed and sync'd the latest version of Firefox on a new laptop running Windows 10. However, all my bookmark favicons are the generic Firefox favorite icon. PLEASE tell me that I'm not going to have to visit several hundred bookmarks in order for the favicons to refresh.

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  • Shockwave Flash 28.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0

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cor-el
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I'm afraid that is the only way to restore favicons. Favicons aren't stored as part of Sync data and will be lost. Note that only an HTML backup includes favicon, even restoring a JSON backup will lead to the loss of favicons. You can start with the bookmarks you use most frequently and the ones that show on the Bookmarks Toolbar. You can fill in the other at a later time.

Keep in m,ind that Sync isn't meant to be used as a backup device and you might lose all your personal data in case something goes wrong and you do not have a local backup.

I'm afraid that is the only way to restore favicons. Favicons aren't stored as part of Sync data and will be lost. Note that only an HTML backup includes favicon, even restoring a JSON backup will lead to the loss of favicons. You can start with the bookmarks you use most frequently and the ones that show on the Bookmarks Toolbar. You can fill in the other at a later time. Keep in m,ind that Sync isn't meant to be used as a backup device and you might lose all your personal data in case something goes wrong and you do not have a local backup. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles