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How rearrange folders in Bookmarks Menu?

3636 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2012 8:46 PM by murrayE RSS Branched to a new discussion.
murrayE Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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May 15, 2012 9:15 AM

Safari 5.1.7 under OS X 10.7.4 simply refuses to let me rearrange folders within the Bookmarks Menu. I use Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks and select Bookmarks Menu in the sidear. If I now drag and drop a folder within that menu, it just pops right back to where it was before.

 

I've tried all the methods I know:

 

(1) Drag com.apple.Safari.plist out of ~/Library/Preferences and restart Safari. Same problem.

 

(2) Use the app SafariSort (http://www.safarisort.com/), which alphabetizes all the folders and their contents. But as soon as I now try to drag-and-drop a folder or a bookmark, the order of everything reverts to the original (unwanted) order.

 

One question toward a solution would be where, exactly, does Safari store the list of Bookmark Menu folders? I examined com.apple.Safari.plist in both the XCode plist editor and in a plain text editor, but I don't see them there. (And actually it's obvious that the bookmarks cannot be there, since after I remove com.apple.Safari.plist and restart Safari, the bookmarks are back; where were they?)

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 3.4GHz Corei7, 16GB, SSD + 2T HD
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,150 points)
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    May 15, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to murrayE)

    Hi..

     

    Bookmarks are actually stored in Bookmarks.plist in your user library folder  ~/LibrarySafari

     

    It's not possible to break down the actual folders from the .plist file.

     

    You can alphabetize folders without a third party addon. Drag the folder to your Desktop. The Finder will automatically alphabetize your bookmarks then drag the folder back to the Safari window.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,150 points)
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    May 15, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to murrayE)

    Neither one.

     

    Click the Bookmarks icon in the toolbar.  ShowAllBookmarksgraphic.jpg

     

    From your Safari menu bar click Bookmarks > Add Bookmark Folder

     

    Drag the links you want bookmarked to that folder then drag that folder to the Desktop then drag it back to the Safari window.

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