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Missing Icons in Firefox ESR 102.3.0
I run several versions of Firefox concurrently and recent added 102.3.0 ESR with no issues.
Backed Up bookmarks from a previous stable version to a .json file and imported to v102.3.0#
All the favicons were missing, replaced with a globe.
Visited a dozen sites to see if reloaded them but only 1 loaded icon. These are my own https sites with similar coding an NO code to hide icons - included google. No change.
Read all the posts I could. Verified databases, checked about:config BUT nothing changed, all bookmarks just show the globe icon. Even re-installed that version of Firefox, but same result. Started Firefox with an older profile from earlier version, for a rebuild. Same again.
Is this a bad feature of 102.3.0, an error or something else? Run 78.15ESR with same bookmarks and all are correct.
Any clues above all those published which do not work
John R - UK
p.s. anyone found a work around for THIS version to get green padlock back?
Modified by cor-el
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Did you try to delete places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite and restore that JSON backup another time ? Restoring a JSON backup doesn't restore the favicons, so at least you need to visit each bookmark to make Firefox restrieve the favicon.
Do I understand correctly that this didn't work for you to make Firefox reload the favicon ?
This should still work in 102.3.0 ESR.
Thanks for reply, but yes! Deleted both files. Imported from a 52.9ESR "backed up" favourites file and still the same. (We use 52.9 most of the time as last version that has IE plugin so we can monitor security cameras and our "master" bookmarks list).
We have two websites we run (not advertising!) www.visit-watchet.co.uk and www.exmoorholidayguide.co.uk both using the same hand written code for example. The icon for VW is cached the icon for EHG is not! Same as 99% of all sites.
even tried a dirct copy of places.sqlite into 103 and let it sort itself out. All the same. Only non-standard is the userchrome file has the line with unsorted bookmarks removed
I don't think that it is a good idea to place a Firefox 52 places.sqlite in the current profile folder. The safe way to do this is updating a Firefox profile until you reach the current release to allow special migration code to handle updating files to a newer scheme. You may have more luck with an HTML bookmarks backup.