Apple is undoubtedly one of the most popular brands when it comes to gadgets and technology in general. It is usually known for its smartphones (iPhones), impeccable operating system, and regular updates.

Likewise, updates for Apple’s operating systems were released recently. These updates introduced new features as well as bug and security patches. They included iOS and iPadOS 16.3 as well as macOS Ventura 13.2.

Safari 16.3 update removed favorite website icons

However, some macOS Big Sur users (1,2,3,4) on 11.7.3 are claiming that their favorite icons are missing or have turned gray after Safari 16.3 release.

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Right after updating to Big Sur 11.7.3 all favourites web page “icons” got grey out. I have tried various remedies removing icons from safari cache, etc. nothing. Anyone has the same issue? thanks

After the update Mac OS Big Sur 11.7.3 on the MacBook Pro 2014 , all the icon icons in safari disappeared and also there is no tab to display icons after the update?Safari 16.3?

It appears that the issue is quite random and affects some icons which then prompts the disappearance of the same. However, those extensions of icons work just fine except for the fact that they are gone.

Affected users have tried rebooting, and deleting Safari’s and favorite icons’ caches but to no avail. The bug persists even when Safe Mode is enabled.

The issue is quite annoying and makes choosing favorite icons more challenging when they are missing.

SMB file sharing still broken on Ventura 13.2

In addition, some users (1,2,3,4,5,6) are also facing an issue where the SMB file sharing is not working for them after macOS 13.2 Ventura update.

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After upgrading to 13.2 I can no longer share disks/file via SMB between my Macs. They can see windoze shares but no macOS. Way to go apple!

Anyone having trouble connecting to smb share point running on a hackintosh? I can connect to my Mac mini and MacBook Pro but my Ventura hackintosh worked before the new update.

It seems that the issue isn’t exactly new and we witnessed a similar bug a couple of months ago. However, it seemingly persists with the recent update as well.

According to one of the affected users, the problem is brought on by custom icons on share folders. It is definitely taking away the users’ ability to share a file by connecting to the SMB.

Potential workarounds

We have come across some workarounds that can help fix the issue temporarily. You can check it out below:

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There’s yet another workaround that can help resolve this issue. It involves the following:

So I found a solution. Create a new folder and drag the items you want to share into it. In file sharing remove other sharing instances and add the new folder. To test it out using a blank folder first and try adding files to it.

Since the problem allegedly occurred owing to the custom icons on share folders, users can also try removing the custom icon from the Mac. This should also resume normal functioning. To restore the same, check the following steps.

On your Mac, select the file or folder

Right click –> Get Info

At the top of the Info window, select the small custom icon.

Make sure you click the small icon at the top of the Info window (not the large icon under Preview).

Choose Edit –> Cut in the menu bar.

Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t commented on the issue yet and there is still no potential fix for the issue where Safari 16.3 update removed the Favorite icons.

We’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update this article accordingly.

NOTE: There are more such stories in our dedicated Apple section so be sure to go through it as well.

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