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Favicon is incorrect, how to edit?

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Hello, thanks for helping! Win10 Firefox 76.0.1

When I create a bookmark for a particular site by drag-dropping onto Bookmark Toolbar, it's incorrectly using the favicon for Google Calendar. The page has nothing to do with google and in the page source, it's pointing to the correct page favicons (i edited to --- for privacy)

<link href='https://---.png' rel='icon' sizes='32x32' type='image/png'> <link href='https://---.png' rel='icon' sizes='16x16' type='image/png'>

Why would this be happening? And how can I easily edit the favicon? Would it be a good Firefox feature request to be able to choose the favicon in Bookmark properties?

Hello, thanks for helping! Win10 Firefox 76.0.1 When I create a bookmark for a particular site by drag-dropping onto Bookmark Toolbar, it's incorrectly using the favicon for Google Calendar. The page has nothing to do with google and in the page source, it's pointing to the correct page favicons (i edited to --- for privacy) <link href='https://---.png' rel='icon' sizes='32x32' type='image/png'> <link href='https://---.png' rel='icon' sizes='16x16' type='image/png'> Why would this be happening? And how can I easily edit the favicon? Would it be a good Firefox feature request to be able to choose the favicon in Bookmark properties?

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This usually means that the favicons.sqlite file that stores the cookies is corrupted. There is no way to repair this for only one favicons and you may have to rename or remove favicons.sqlite and in severe cases rename/remove places.sqlite as well.

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, rename/remove all places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder. 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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Thanks cor-el... however:

Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane

Are there other things to check or should I still go ahead with the steps you suggested "if errors are reported"?