8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2013 5:36 AM by Saxman
Jagoche Level 1 (0 points)

I see many have problems with Safari 6.0.4 constantly crashing.


I have same issues with 5.1.9 on Snow Leopard.


The thing is that it worked without problems for a day after installation. However since today it crashes constantly. I cannot even load a page when it crashes and quits (see log below). I have not installed any new sofware today to cause those sudden crashes.


Is anyone else haveing problems with 5.1.9? Any sollutions?


Here's the log:


Process:         Safari [1015]

Path:            /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari

Identifier:      com.apple.Safari

Version:         5.1.9 (6534.59.8)

Build Info:      WebBrowser-75345908~1

Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)

Parent Process:  launchd [115]


Date/Time:       2013-04-23 23:29:40.858 +0900

OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)

Report Version:  6


Interval Since Last Report:          426325 sec

Crashes Since Last Report:           19

Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  132780 sec

Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   16



Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000018

Crashed Thread:  2  WebCore: IconDatabase

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,335 points)

    Back up all data.


    Triple-click the line of text below to select it, then copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C):




    Quit Safari if it's running. Select


    Go ▹ Go to Folder


    from the Finder menu bar. Paste into the text box that opens (command-V) and press return. Delete the selected file in the window that opens. Relaunch Safari and test.

  • Jagoche Level 1 (0 points)

    Great! This solved the problem. Thanks a lot!


    Is this a common issue with Safari 5.1.x?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,335 points)

    I don't know how common it is. It gets reported here once in a while.

  • Saxman Level 2 (175 points)

    Linc, can you explain what that is, and what he does by following the instructions?

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)

    If the WebIcons file is indicated in a crash report, it can be trashed and a new fresh one will replace it.  It doesn't affect very many people any more . . .

  • Jagoche Level 1 (0 points)

    It affected me...


    I though it was related to 5.1.9 since it happened just a day after update. But it seems older version had this problem too.

  • Therealsirchief Level 1 (0 points)

    Great fix!  


    I just installed an SSD hard drive in my Macbook Pro, and ever since, Safari 5.1.9 was crashing on me within 30 seconds of opening - no matter what site I went to.  I didn't even have time to download an alternative web browser.  I thought for certain it was something to do with the hard drive, so I was a bit concerned.


    Turns out deleting this file did the trick for me.  However, I couldn't get to the file by copying and pasting that text location, so I manually browsed to it....    .../Users/"username"/Library/Safari/  and delete WebpageIcons.db


    Re-launched Safari, and no more crashes!!!


    Thanks Linc!

  • Saxman Level 2 (175 points)

    Odd, I went to the folder and saw no file with that name.