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Troubles with Safari bookmarks

763 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2012 12:15 AM by Lornery RSS
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Mar 9, 2012 12:48 PM

Hello, everyone!


Near a week ago discovered a strange situation with Safari bookmarks - bookmarks from bookmarks bar and menu were mixed with some bookmarks, which I'd deleted several time before it and also most of all folders with bookmarks at bar and menu were empty, but some of them none. And also at the left bookmarks menu (when it is open show all bookmarks) there were a folder with bookmarks, which I imported from my previous Mac at 31.12.2011 (and this folder I'd already deleted for that moment too).

Also I've tried to imported bookmarks from my previous Mac once again, but there are the same as at bookmarks bar now.... so part of them are empty ((

Can you help me? What is the problem and how can it will be solved?


Thanks a lot!

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,035 points)
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    Mar 9, 2012 1:04 PM (in response to Lornery)



    Safari preferences may be corrupted...


    Quit Safari.


    Go to ~/LIbrary/Preferences/


    Move the file from the Preferences folder to the Desktop.


    Relaunch Safari to test. If that helped, move the .plist file to the Trash. If not, move it back to the Preferences folder.


    If that didn't help, go to ~/Library/Caches/


    Move the Cache.db file to the Trash.


    Quit then relaunch Safari to test.




    ~ (Tilde) character represents the Home folder.


    For Lion:   To find the Home folder in OS X Lion, open the Finder, hold the Option key, and choose Go > Library



    edited by:  cs

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,035 points)
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    Mar 9, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to Lornery)

    Just drag the .plist file on your Desktop to the Trash. It's ok. Whenever you delete a .plist file (hold preference settings) the Mac OS X will re generate a new .plist file for you the next time you launch the app it's associated with.


    and thank you, that you've said me how to find folder library in OS X Lion - it's really helpful!


    You're welcome. Sometimes finding files can be a challenge.


    Do you by chance backup your data using Time Machine? If so, you can restore Bookmarks from a backup. Look for this file;  Safari.Bookmarks.html


    When you brought the Bookmarks over from the other Mac did you click File > Import Bookmarks from the Safari menu bar?

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Mar 9, 2012 10:10 PM (in response to Lornery)

    You could be using iCloud, or some other synch service? They will synch your boomarks and could cause unintended effects.


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