Hello, thanks for the link. I actually found that thread a month or so ago (there's another thread linked in there as well) and tried the Terminal commands to disable Top Sites or, somewhat unrelated to Top Sites, to disable the website snapshots. (Edit: oh, and none of this worked.)
My only recourse would be to use Automator, if it's possible, to simply select all files in a certain folder and delete them. It's almost completely unrelated to Safari in a way because I could also use this technique to delete all files in a folder full of rough drafts and pre-edited images that I would always empty out at some point also.
So anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks so much!!
Hi BDAqua, locking the folder works, but according to the thread you linked (again, I'd read this earlier, so I remembered someone mentioning it), instead of webpage preview snapshots, you'll simply get a ton of errors logged somewhere.
However, in that thread, steko wrote:
Quit Safari & unlock the "Webpage Previews" folder again.
Open Terminal (Applications/Utilities) & paste:
defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSnapshotsUpdatePolicy -int 2
I must have done something wrong the first time around. I tried it again (never hurts) and after rebooting Safari, I'm not getting any webpage snapshots. At least, not for now.
So you actually answered my question perfectly the first time. Thanks so much for your help! Stillllllllll if anyone swings by and has an Automator answer, that'd be great too!