5 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2011 3:29 AM by hydrofal78
hydrofal78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello.

I have deleted the macromedia folder in user/library/preferences and the safari plist file , in order to clean and lighten safari .

I don't know if I did right and I would like some opinions on this matter please.

I can always recover the old macromedia folder with Time Machine but I don't believe there is a reason to do so.

Safari is rebuilding those folders with new content.

I would like to delete the Local Storage folder in the user/library/preferences folder , and let safari recreate it but I didn't considered it necessary.

Still I am thinking of doing it.

Any considerations ?

Thank You 


2.16 intel core 2 duo imac5.1, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2,5GBmemory
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,995 points)

    I'm not sure why deleting the Macromedia folder would help with Safari...

     

    If you delete a .plist file, the Mac OS X will regenerate a new one for you the next time you launch the app.

     

    If you have specific issues with Safari, better to tell us what's wrong so we can try and help you troubleshoot.

     

    We need details... is it crashing? freezing??

  • hydrofal78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nothing serious.I found out that there were many folders from previous sites that i don't use and I wanted to clean them . It is not crashing or freezing , just needed to do some prevention and maintain the archives of flash player.

    I guess there was no reason to do it.

    You know that with the reset option from the safari menu there is no way to clean old and unused records of the user/library/preferences/macromedia/flash player  folder .

    What about the user/library/safari/local storage folder ? Do you think I could delete its content or shall I let it as it is? Would it contribute to a safari maintenance ?

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,995 points)
    You know that with the reset option from the safari menu there is no way to clean old and unused records of the user/library/preferences/macromedia/flash player  folder .

    Now I see what you meant by Macromedia...  Macromedia was bought out by Adobe.

     

    You can delete Flash cookies. http://machacks.tv/2009/01/27/flushapp-flash-cookie-removal-tool-for-os-x/

     

    Yes, you can delete the contents of the Local Storage folder.

     

    For Safari maintenance, just emptying the cache daily can help.

  • hydrofal78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you Carolyn I appreciate your help .

    They've given their app a correct & funny name : Flush.app.

    Now I see the big picture . Each time I go to a site and there is a flash component it leaves a cookie that is stored in those folders.

    bye

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,995 points)

    Each time I go to a site and there is a flash component it leaves a cookie that is stored in those folders.

     

    Correct and thanks for awarding points!