3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2010 5:59 PM by Christy Close
Christy Close Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Hello,

My website icons have disappeared and I don't know how to get them back.

For example, if you visit Apple's website, a grey apple icon appears in the URL window to the left of the http://www.apple.com. Or if you have a bunch of bookmarks within Apple's pages, all those bookmarks would have an Apple icon next to them.

All of those icons are gone either when loading a website (i.e. if I go to google's homepage, the "G" is missing in the URL bar) and all of the icons are missing from my bookmarks.

I have been searching to try and figure out how to get them back an so far no luck.
Ideas?
Thank you!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • 1. Re: Missing website icons in Safari
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,605 points)
    HI,

    From the Safari Menu Bar click Safari/Preferences then select the Appearance tab.

    Tick the box next to: Display images when the page opens

    All of those icons are gone either when loading a website (i.e. if I go to google's homepage, the "G" is missing in the URL bar) and all of the icons are missing from my bookmarks.


    Webpage icons can get corrupted.

    Web pages now include a small icon or 'favicon' which is visible in the address bar and next to bookmarks. These icons take up disk space and slow Safari down. It is possible to erase the icons from your computer and start fresh. *To delete Safari's icon cache using the Finder, open your user folder, navigate to ~/Library/Safari/ and move this file "webpageIcons.db to the Trash.*

    The tilde "~" character represents your home folder.

    Relaunch Safari.













    Carolyn
  • 2. Re: Missing website icons in Safari
    Christy Close Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    BRILLIANCE!

    It was dragging the "webpageicons.db" to the trash and relaunching Safari that did it!!

    (The "Display images when page open" had already been checked)

    Thank you so much!!!
    Yay!
  • 3. Re: Missing website icons in Safari
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,605 points)
    You're welcome