Missing browser history and tab icons in IE9
Posted on 2012-04-11
For many months, my IE9 history tab has shown only a small and apparently random number of pages visited on any given day. Most (90%) are missing, never having appeared in the list.
Related or otherwise, the icons on the tab for most pages are also missing, showing only the generic IE9 icon. Interestingly, the correct icons, specific to the same pages/sites, still appear in the Favorites bar.
I've done the obvious, fiddling around with the browsing history in Internet Options, but really don't wish to keep flushing the files or reinstalling IE.
This looks like a longstanding and recognised problem (judging by a quick websearch), but a durable solution doesn't jump out at me. Does anyone know what is going on, and how to fix it? (I do actually use the history list and tab icons for quick visual reference, so it would be really helpful to fix the problem.)
I'm using Win7/IE9 32 (64 also installed) on a fast Vaio laptop.
Thanks for your suggestions.