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Bihm Level 1 (0 points)
In Safari 4 for my Macbook, My Bookmarks bar seems to be permanent. I'm able to delete websites from the bar and add some on, in order to customize it to my liking. But as soon as I quit Safari and open it back up, the deleted bookmarks are back in the bar, as though I did nothing. I've tried reseting Safari, Deleting the bookmarks from the computer, and uninstalling safari completely. NOthing seems to get rid of them. So my question is, how can i permanently delete these pesky bookmarks?

Windows XP
  • sitspotsit Level 3 (785 points)
    You're messing around with something you're unfamiliar with, and inviting trouble. *Do not* unistall and reinstall things unless you understand the consequences. There's nothing wrong with Safari.

    The problem is that you haven't even bothered to read the built-in Help for Safari, nor look at your preferences for it. If you open Preferences>Bookmarks and uncheck the box where it says "Include bookmarks bar", then restart Safari, that should solve your problem.
  • Bihm Level 1 (0 points)
    Did what you said, and nothing changed. Any other ideas?
  • sitspotsit Level 3 (785 points)
    If your Bookmarks Bar is still present after doing what I said, then your preferences file is either locked or corrupt.

    So, quit Safari, go to Users/your user name/Library/Preferences and delete the com.apple.Safari.plist file. Restart Safari and setup your preferrences again and that should solve the problem.
  • Bihm Level 1 (0 points)
    Still nothing. Ughh
  • sitspotsit Level 3 (785 points)
    You seem to be changing what you say you want. First you said you wanted to get rid of the Bookmarks Bar, and now you're saying you want to get rid of all your Bookmarks. Which goal are you trying to reach?

    If you want to get rid of all your Bookmarks, quit Safari and go to ~/Library/Safari and delete the Bookmarks.plist file. But when you restart Safari, a default set of bookmarks are automatically created, which you can delete. But I don't see why you would want to do this, since you would never be able to go back to any site you visited previously.
  • Bihm Level 1 (0 points)
    Please explain to me how I'm changing what I want. I haven't said anything. If you recall, the problem was that my bookmark bar has Christmas-website bookmarks on it, taking up space that could be used for another site. And I'm unable to delete this bookmark for some reason.
  • sitspotsit Level 3 (785 points)
    First you said you wanted to get rid of the Bookmarks Bar, and now you're saying you want to get rid of all your Bookmarks.


    That explains my previous statement. You can Command-Drag any bookmark item off the Bookmark Bar and it will disappear and not come back. If you're saying that yours are coming back, then something else is going on, since we already deleted and recreated the preferences file.
  • Bihm Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry for the confusion. Now, the problem is, when I go to delete my bookmarks.plist file, it asks me to enter my password, it accepts it, but then it fails to move it to trash. How can i fix this?

    Message was edited by: Bihm
  • dbsneddon Level 4 (1,525 points)
    If you Get Info on the bookmarks.plist file, look at the permissions
    and sharing, what does that indicate?

    Dave
  • Bihm Level 1 (0 points)
    It says that I have Read & Write Permissions. But, to test it, I tried to delete the contents and overwrite the file, but it still says I don't have access.
  • dbsneddon Level 4 (1,525 points)
    When you try to delete the file, have you exited Safari?

    Dave
  • Bihm Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes
  • dbsneddon Level 4 (1,525 points)
    In the get Info window, try unlocking the file before you delete it.

    (Your system details seem to keep changing between Windows XP
    and MacOS 10.5.7 -- which is it?)

    Dave
  • Bihm Level 1 (0 points)
    I unlocked the file, and quitted Safari, but no luck. And It's Mac OS X (10.5.7)
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