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McAfee Deleted All Chrome Browser Shortcut Icons

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Immediately after installing McAfee Total Protection, the next time I opened my Chrome Browser I noticed that all my shortcut icons on my bookmarks bar were gone and replaced with an empty placeholder icon.  As I work with these shortcuts every day, all day, this is unacceptable and will cause me to uninstall and seek a refund if it can't be restore to original state.  Anyone know a fix for this? (The attached file shows the bookmarks bar as rendered by McAfee)  Anyone?

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Thanks.  Actually, it isn't the bookmarks bar that isn't displaying - it's the 30+ FAVICONS I had placed on the Bookmarks Bar, having edited each to delete the associated text and only display the icon for quick visual navigation in my workflow.

After much research, trial and error, none of the solutions found online worked (deleting cache in appdata/chrome, etc., running CC cleaner, closing, re-opening Chrome, et al).  The only thing that did work (in most cases) was to click on each blank favicon and load the site.  In 90% of the cases, all favicons reloaded.  Favicons associated with Google, interestingly, were the exception (even though on a Chrome browser!!).  For those exceptions, I simply clicked on the blank favicon, then clicked and dragged the website to the bookmarks bar again, chose edit to remove the text, and VOILA!, via a fresh install got my favicon back.  Then, I deleted the old one that was blank. 

Still not sure why an install of McAfee caused all this but since I've already got a job, I'll leave it to them to figure out. 

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Re: McAfee Deleted All Chrome Browser Shortcut Icons

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Look in Chrome --> Settings under "Appearance"

Is "Always show the bookmarks bar" checked?

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Thanks.  Actually, it isn't the bookmarks bar that isn't displaying - it's the 30+ FAVICONS I had placed on the Bookmarks Bar, having edited each to delete the associated text and only display the icon for quick visual navigation in my workflow.

After much research, trial and error, none of the solutions found online worked (deleting cache in appdata/chrome, etc., running CC cleaner, closing, re-opening Chrome, et al).  The only thing that did work (in most cases) was to click on each blank favicon and load the site.  In 90% of the cases, all favicons reloaded.  Favicons associated with Google, interestingly, were the exception (even though on a Chrome browser!!).  For those exceptions, I simply clicked on the blank favicon, then clicked and dragged the website to the bookmarks bar again, chose edit to remove the text, and VOILA!, via a fresh install got my favicon back.  Then, I deleted the old one that was blank. 

Still not sure why an install of McAfee caused all this but since I've already got a job, I'll leave it to them to figure out. 

Re: McAfee Deleted All Chrome Browser Shortcut Icons

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One of the best  text only browsers which I know are

Lynx

WebIE

Elinks

Labnol Text Browser

Text Mode Chrome Extension

source:- http://merabheja.com/12-text-only-browsers-for-browsing-in-slow-internet-connections/

Re: McAfee Deleted All Chrome Browser Shortcut Icons

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I have the same problem, but not seeing how this is the correct solution.  I don't like losing all the icons on the favorites bar and in the bookmarks menu.   Several came back for me manually as I visited sites, but today they are all gone again.  Is there a setting somewhere to allow the software to ignore these?

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I am still finding this is an issue. McAfee LiveSafe deleted all my Chrome bookmark "favicons" last year and I have had to visit every site to get them back again. This took me ages as I have loads! Since then I have always made sure that I keep the browser open on my computer so it can't do it again but, alas, it got me today when I accidentally shut all the browser windows. I once again have no favicons with any of my bookmarks. Can someone please fix this? It's not on when I am forking out loads each year on McAfee products.

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McAfee LiveSafe ran again last night when I'd closed my Chrome browser and all the shortcut/bookmark icons have been deleted again! I've got hundreds of them all just gone. Am I really the only person who has this problem?

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