5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 1:57 PM by Linc Davis
bellp23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have recenlt downloaded the combo updater to my computer fix a safari bug. It has now deleted my reading list and all of its contents. How do I get everything back that was saved to it? I have a macbook and I am running on Snow Leopard.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (150,475 points)

    Copy the text on the line below to the clipboard, then quit Safari:

     

    ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist

     

    Select Go Go to Folder from the Finder menu bar. Paste into the text box that opens, then press return.

     

    A folder window will open with a file selected. Restore the selected file from a backup that was made before the unwanted changes took place.

  • bellp23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It says this file cannot be found. Is there another way?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (150,475 points)

    Navigate in the Finder to the Library folder of your home folder (represent by a house icon in the sidebar of a window.) Then open the Safari subfolder of that. The file should be in there.

  • bellp23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am sad to say it is not there either....

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (150,475 points)

    Launch the Terminal application in either of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    Triple-click the line below to select it, then drag or copy the text — do not type it — into the Terminal window and press return:

     

    ls -Oel ~/Library/Safari

     

    Post any lines of output that appear below what you entered — the text, please, not a screenshot.