Our favorite web browser, Firefox, does not always update bookmark icons when a site’s icon changes, or it saves the icon of Google News next to CNN’s icon.
This can be a wee bit annoying, so, with a little tweaking, you can erase the old icon and let Firefox update your browser with the new icon.
First you need to find the bookmarks.html folder for your Firefox.
In Windows XP for me, it’s on a torturous thrill ride through the following folders: Documents and Settings – username – ApplicationData – Mozilla – Firefox – Profiles–a gobbledygook folder.
Make sure your browser is not running, then open the bookmarks.html folder in your favorite text editor.
My problems are in the Toolbar folder, so I find that section of the bookmarks.
I find the entry I’m looking for, in my case CNET Intranet, and find the term ICON with the = sign after it. The text after ICON is the offending image.
Highlight everything between the quotes and delete it.
Now save the bookmarks document.
When you relaunch the browser the offending icon should be gone.
To restore the proper icon, just click on the bookmark. The site should add it right back.
Thanks to Tom Merritt at CNetTV for this tip – Fix broken icons in Firefox bookmarks!
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