Your Safari preferences may be corrupted (.plist)
Go to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist
Move the com.apple.Safari.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Desktop.
Relaunch Safari. 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/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db
For Lion v10.7x: To find the Home folder in OS X Lion, open the Finder, hold the Option key, and choose Go > Library
Move the Cache.db file to the Trash. Quit then relaunch Safari to test.
Thanx for the reply but I can't find safari plist anywhere. Its not that I am a novice in this field. Actually I am an advanced computer user and I am familiar with plists. Surprising I can find all other plists in ~/Library/Preferences but Safari Plist is simply not there. I have tried finding the plist with both safari turned on and turned off.
Any other help would be appreciated.
There are two libraries. One is root dnoted by: /Library
The other is your Home (user) ~/Library (Tilde) character represents the home folder.
Try it this way.
Open the Finder.
From the Finder menu bar click Go > Go to Folder
Type this exactly as you see it here: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist
I have tried finding the plist with both safari turned on and turned off.
It doesn't matter whether not you are running Safari or not. That .plist file is there regardless.
Lion "hides" the user library by default but you can fix that.
Open the Terminal app located in /Applications/Utilities
Follow the instructions for showing the user library here > http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/04/show-library-directory-in-mac-os-x-lion/
If you do this now then you'll be have access to all your ~/Library files again, not just Safari.
As an advanced computer user I'm surprised you weren't aware of this.
I tried but "access to library" is denied. I am the only user set up except it must set up guest as a default. I restarted to put in my password but it still denies me access. Thank you.
I have my bookmarks arranged by category, I have no way to expand them. I know that is what you answered.
I might call Apple, I bought this Mac Book Pro in February and have the support.
I thought it was something I did, but now I see it is now.
I have my Safari bookmarks arranged by category. I thought I may have changed a setting by accident, but I did not. I can't acces all the bookmarks now. I am new to Apple. I bought an iPad last year and loved it, then an iPhone and replaced my 4 year old Dell laptop with a Mac Book Pro.
- The caret? is not next to each category in bookmarks folder. I have to scroll to each page in the collection to go to the bookmark I want. My iPhone and iPad bookmarks are fine. I have the problem on the Mac.
I looked here yesterday and see you had same problem.
From what I read here it's from the Lion upgrade. I read what Carolyn told you to do. I tried and I did not have an error message, it only said "access denied".
I paid for the extra support from Apple and unless it's a quick fix, I will call them.