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Favicons not showing in Safari

1976 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2007 9:01 AM by jclark RSS
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Safari's address bar do not display any favicons. Some bookmarks do have them, but all I see is white nest to the address.
Do anyone know how to fix this problem?

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*Yeah, my menubar is not see-through
 PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5), Safari 3.0.4
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 4:03 PM (in response to cayayofm)
    Hi

    The Icon database may be corrupt. It resides via the Finder in Your User Account>Library>Safari folder. There, move the Icon file to the desktop, then restart Safari. As you visit various sites you ought to start seeing the Icons again.

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  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 5:08 PM (in response to cayayofm)
    Hi

    The Folder is named "Icon". Quit/restart Safari. Then, return to the Safari folder. Do you see the Icon folder now? If not, then it is missing from your system.

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  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 8:40 PM (in response to cayayofm)
    Strange it is missing. The Icons folder holds various cache entries for displaying the favicon in the address bar. I don't think it's as simple as just installing another folder. Component parts of the WebKit may be missing causing the folder to not appear. I'll post back later with another suggestion.
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  • William Brawley Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 9:12 PM (in response to Hawaiian_Starman)
    Apple must have changed the way Safari caches icons, in the form of a "WebpageIcons.db" file, perhaps.
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  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Oct 29, 2007 9:48 AM (in response to cayayofm)
    I looked at your recent tag, which says 10.4.10. Your initial post says 10.5. Please confirm which OS you are using.

    If it is Leopard, then as the other poster suggested, Apple may have changed how it is handling the Favicons. If it is Tiger, you would have an Icons folder in the Safari folder.

    Perhaps, another Leopard user can confirm whether their system has an Icons folder residing in their Safari folder.
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  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Oct 29, 2007 11:40 AM (in response to cayayofm)
    Hi

    It is strange.

    From what I have learned the Icons folder has been replaced with two new files in the Safari folder:
    Icons.db and a WebpageIcons.db. From your screenshot, you are missing the Icons.db, which may point to the problem.

    This may resolve it:

    Quit Safari if it is open.

    Next, move the Library>Safari folder to the desktop.

    Restart/Quit Safari.

    Then, via the Finder, check the newly created Safari folder in the Library. Do you see the two Icon files? If you do, go to your desktop>Safari folder and move all the files in that folder back to their original location, replacing the newly created files.

    Restart Safari. You ought to start seeing the Icons appear in the Address Window as you visit various sites.

    If both Icon files do not appear in the newly created Safari folder, I suggest reinstalling Safari from your Leopard DVD. Here's how to go about doing that:

    Have a look at this Apple article for installing other software, including Safari, from the Tiger DVD - see the section titled More custom reinstallation options with Mac OS X 10.4. While this article pertains to Tiger, the same will hold true for Leopard.

    Other Steps

    Move the Safari.pkg file in the HD>Library>Receipts folder to the trash.

    As a precaution, prior to reinstalling Safari, move your Safari folder, found via the Finder in your Home Folder>Library to the Desktop. Once the reinstall is completed, move the contents of that folder back to their original location writing over the newly created files.

    "Repair Permissions" via Disk Utility in your Utilities folder when you are finished.

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  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Oct 29, 2007 2:15 PM (in response to cayayofm)
    You're welcome. Glad the suggestions help you solve this problem.
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  • jclark Calculating status...
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    Dec 1, 2007 9:01 AM (in response to Hawaiian_Starman)
    Without trying to hijack this thread ( much ) - I was wondering if one can edit the individual addresses ( URL Favicons )- or is it an all or nothing reset of all favicons?

    jeff
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