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On MacOs Mojave. When I Bookmark new Websites the wrong Favicon shows. Old Bookmarks are correct.

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As stated above, no new saved Bookmarks have the right Favicon. In fact they all show the Favicon from my Bank! I have tried restarts, start in safe Mode, cleaned up using Onyx, but no change. Any thoughts?

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This could be a problem with favicons.sqlite and possibly places.sqlite in the profile folder.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder.

  • use "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page

If errors are reported with "Verify Integrity", close and restart Firefox and retry.

If "Verify Integrity" cannot repair places.sqlite then first try to rename/remove favicons.sqlite in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed.

If that doesn't work then try to rename/remove places.sqlite as well with Firefox closed. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

  • keep a backup copy of places.sqlite in case a new places.sqlite database has to be created

See also:

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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Any thoughts, anyone?

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This could be a problem with favicons.sqlite and possibly places.sqlite in the profile folder.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder.

  • use "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page

If errors are reported with "Verify Integrity", close and restart Firefox and retry.

If "Verify Integrity" cannot repair places.sqlite then first try to rename/remove favicons.sqlite in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed.

If that doesn't work then try to rename/remove places.sqlite as well with Firefox closed. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

  • keep a backup copy of places.sqlite in case a new places.sqlite database has to be created

See also:

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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Thank you - these were great instructions! Removing the favicons.sqlite fixed it! And now I know that the "troubleshooting Information" link is the go-to place!

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peachrt said

Thank you - these were great instructions! Removing the favicons.sqlite fixed it!

Hello peachrt,

Would you be so kind as to mark cor-el's post as Chosen Solution ? Just click on the "Solved the problem" button to the right of their post.

Thank you in advance !

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Done! :-)

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peachrt said

Done! :-)

Thank you - have a nice day !

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2020-09-10 - I have had issues with bookmark favicons not working for about 3 or 4 years, completely installing and uninstalling fire-fox many, many times, using different computers, always the latest version of Windows 10, using fire-fox sync, using 3rd party bookmark managers - often when importing bookmarks, there is no favicon, and I need to open every bookmark to load the favicon - can you please allow favicons to work normally in fire-fox?

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