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How to load icons (favicons) for Bookmarks

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After reinstalling Firefox (to new 64-bit version), I've lost all of my favicons. I'm seeing that only way to get them back is to individually select each bookmark. Is there a way to get the bookmarks to go and automatically download their favicons so my bookmarks will be repopulated again?

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You can look at this extension:

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You can look at this extension:

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Awesome...addon worked great...and took less than a minute to find almost everything. Much appreciated!

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mikeynavy1 said

Awesome...addon worked great...and took less than a minute to find almost everything. Much appreciated!


The addon Favicon Reloader is not available anymore. So now there's no way in Firefox to refresh your bookmarks favicons, I have verified it using Firefox 46 and synchronizing my bookmarks: no favicons restored.

How can we refresh our bookmarks favicons now?

Since this is a feature that brings immediate Firefox benefits (from a functional and visual point of view - its' important), can expert supporters suggest a way to propose the "Bookmarks favicons refresh" as an embedded Firefox feature?

Thanks in advance.

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Saverio said

mikeynavy1 said
Awesome...addon worked great...and took less than a minute to find almost everything. Much appreciated!


The addon Favicon Reloader is not available anymore. So now there's no way in Firefox to refresh your bookmarks favicons, I have verified it using Firefox 46 and synchronizing my bookmarks: no favicons restored.

How can we refresh our bookmarks favicons now?

Since this is a feature that brings immediate Firefox benefits (from a functional and visual point of view - its' important), can expert supporters suggest a way to propose the "Bookmarks favicons refresh" as an embedded Firefox feature?

Thanks in advance.

I have this problem too after moving to a Windows 10 Desktop, hopefully someone can offer a new solution as the favicon reloader is no longer available? I have tried favicon restorer but that isn't working now either.

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Now that the extension is no longer available you will have to visit each of the bookmarks to make Firefox retrieve the favicon.

See also:

You need to right-click the "Free Install" button and select "This Frame > Open Frame in New Tab" to be able to allow the website to install the extension.

This extension allows to include the favicon in a JSON backup, so you can consider to move (replace) the bookmarks by restoring a JSON backup. I haven't checked if this extension still works in the current release.