A while back, when I was browsing the net on Google Chrome, I faced an uncommon issue in which I couldn't load any image. Whenever I will try to load any website, its images would be broken instead. Needless to say, the issue can affect your browsing experience and should be fixed instantly. After trying several methods, I have come up with some tried and tested solutions to resolve the images not showing problem on browsers in this guide.
Before we learn how to resolve the images not showing problem for any website, let's quickly consider some of its major causes. This will help you check if the problem is with the web browser or the images you are trying to load.
The image's file path is not correct: You might already know that every image is stored on the database with a unique path. Therefore, chances are that you could have entered the wrong path for the image.
Wrong spelling or extension: Besides that, if you have entered the wrong name for the image or its extension, then it would cause the same issue.
Database-related problems: The database where your images are stored could be down or unavailable. You might have passed a bad or corrupt SQL command as well.Besides, here is an article of Repair Microsoft Access Database File and Recover Data.
Service issues: Furthermore, even the site's server that is hosting the image could be down. The image can also be missing or unavailable from its storage.
Other problems: There could be some issues with your browser, or the file might not be transferred entirely from its source. You might not be connected to a stable internet connection, virus infected or a browser extension could be blocking those images.
Now when you know the possible reasons for causing the unavailability of images on any website, let's quickly fix this issue by following these fixes:
Method 1: Use Another Browser or Update Chrome
One of the most common reasons for displaying broken images could be related to an old or corrupt web browser. For instance, if you are facing this issue on Google Chrome, then consider using another browser like Firefox, Opera, Safari, Brave, and so on.
Besides that, you can also resolve the images not showing problem by updating the browser. To do this, just launch Chrome and click on the hamburger (three-dot) icon from the top-right corner. Now, go to Help > About Google Chrome to open its settings. From here, you can check the present version of the browser and click on 'Relaunch' to update it.
Method 2: Clear Browser's Cache and Cookie Data
Another reason for causing this issue could be the accumulation of old cookies or cache data on your browser. Thankfully, the problem can easily be resolved by simply clearing all the accumulated browser data.
Let's consider the example of Google Chrome. To clear its data, you can just launch Chrome and click on the three-dot icon from the top-right corner. Now, go to its Settings > Advanced > Clear Browsing Data. This will open dedicated options from where you can choose to remove your browser's cache, cookies, history, and so on.
Method 3: Grant Relevant Permissions for the Website
You might not know this, but you can set up different permissions for various websites (like location, camera, images, and so on). Therefore, if you are not able to view images for a particular website, then chances are that you could have disabled this option before.
To fix it, just launch Google Chrome and go to its Settings from the three-dot icon on the top. Now, from the sidebar, you can go to its Privacy and Security settings and click on the 'Site Settings' feature.
Here, you can get a list of various websites and can just search for any site for which you are facing this issue. Click on the dropdown icon to manage permission for the selected website. From here, you need to allow permission to load images on the website that you have selected.
Method 4: Disable any Unwanted Extension on Google Chrome
At times, a browser extension (particularly an Ad Blocker) can also stop images from loading on any website. The easiest way to resolve the images not showing problem due to this is by disabling the extension for a while.
You can first launch Google Chrome and go to its Settings from its Menu > Settings option. Now, just click on the Extensions feature from the sidebar to view the installed plugins and extensions.
From here, you can just check details for any Chrome extension and toggle the switch off to disable it. Once an extension is disabled, you can launch Chrome again and try loading any image.
Method 5: Delete Google Chrome's Default Folder
If you have been running Chrome for a while on your system, then some of its data can get corrupt. In this case, you can choose to remove the default data from Chrome that would be downloaded again when you restart it.
To resolve the images not showing problem, just close Chrome and open the Run prompt. Now, enter the '%localappdata%' command to go to your PC's local storage. From here, you can browse to Google > Chrome > User Data and simply rename or delete the Default folder.
Please note that I have taken the example of Google Chrome while listing these solutions, but you can implement these methods on any other browser as well.
Besides that, chances are that the images that you are trying to load could be broken. To fix your broken or corrupt images, consider these suggestions.
#1: Enable the Option to Show All Images
As I have listed above, browsers have dedicated permission to disable or enable images for any website. Apart from that, there is an additional option that can disable the accessibility of all images on the browser.
In this case, you can just launch Google Chrome and go to its Settings > Privacy and Security and select the 'Images' option under the 'Content' section. From here, you need to make sure that the option to show all images on your browser is enabled.
#3: Fix Broken or Corrupt Images with Wondershare Repairit
Lastly, if your images are still not loading properly, then there could be an issue with them instead. In this case, you can use Wondershare Repairit to fix broken, corrupt, or damaged images in all scenarios.
A user-friendly application, it has one of the best success rates in the industry and can instantly fix all the major image formats. It can fix issues like blurry images, corrupt metadata, missing header, and so on by following a simple click-through process.
Step 1: Load the images to fix on Wondershare Repairit
At first, you can just launch Repairit and go to its 'Photo Repair' section from the sidebar. Click on the Add icon to load a browser window that would let you locate and open your corrupt photos.
As your corrupt photos would be loaded, you can get their details and click on the 'Repair' button to commence the process.
Step 2: Repair your photos and preview the results
Wait for a while and let Repairit fix any minor issue with your images. When the process is completed, Repairit will let you know. You can now click on the eye icon or the Preview button to check the results.
In case you are not satisfied with the results or the image was severely damaged, then you can click on the 'Advanced Repair' feature instead. For this to work, you have to load a sample image of the same format and shot of the same device as the corrupt picture.
Afterward, you can just wait for a while and let Repairit run its advanced repair scan. Later, you will be notified when the process is complete, letting you preview the images.
Step 3: Save the repaired images on your system
In the end, you can just click on the 'Save' button and select any location of your choice to export the repaired images from Repairit.
You can also use Repairit to fix corrupt videos and images of every major format by following this simple click process. The application lets us preview our media files and export them anywhere we like.
There you go! I'm sure that after following this guide, you would be able to resolve the images not showing problem. As you can see, I have included solutions related to your web browser and corrupt images. Ideally, if you are not able to load your images properly or can't open them on your system, then consider repairing them. Most likely, a tool like Wondershare Repairit would come in handy in these situations as it can easily fix corrupt or damaged photos without any hassle.