Icon displayed for bookmark
Why does Firefox display Google icon for a new bookmark, and not show the icon specific to the saved page as Firefox used to? How do I get the correct icon for new bookmarks?
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This can happen if there is a problem with favicons.sqlite that stores the favicons.
If you use Sync then best is to disconnect Sync temporarily during troubleshooting.
This can be caused by a problem with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite databases 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, rename/remove all places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder 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
In this case you can start with renaming favicons.sqlite and leave places.sqlite alone to see if that gives you the correct favicon for a new bookmark. You will have to visit each bookmark to make Firefox retrieve the favicon.
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.
- Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Folder/Directory:
Windows: Open Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder