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My bookmarks appear to have been retained, but all the favicons in them are gone. What did I do? Anyone know how I can fix it?

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I believe this is an issue with a corrupted file; so unfortunately you will have to delete the currently set google profile in Google Chrome.

  1. Quit Google Chrome.
  2. Open Terminal.
  3. Change directory (cd) to /Users/{user}/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
  4. Delete Web Data and History files: rm -rf History*; rm -rf Web\ Data;
  5. Start Google Chrome and the error should be gone.

Please see the link below for complete instructions:

http://www.fourleaftechnology.com/index.php/General/google-chrome-profile-could-not-be-opened-correctly-error.html

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Strangely enough, that didn't do the trick but when I deleted the entire /Application Support/Google/Chrome folder and reinstalled Chrome it worked. –  Mike Turley Feb 20 '13 at 16:59
    
That's great! :) –  p0lAris Feb 20 '13 at 20:28

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