12 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2013 5:55 PM by Carolyn Samit
GardenHappy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a iMac desktop.  I set my bookmarks on the bookmark bar.  It looks great but when I go back later the bookmarks are no longer there.  What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help!!

GardenHappy


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,305 points)

    Might be corrupted preferences.

     

     

     

    Open a Finder window. From the Finder menu bar click Go > Go to Folder

     

    Type of copy paste the following:

     

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist

     

    Click Go then move the com.apple.Safari.plist file to the Trash.

     

    Quit and relaunch Safari to test.

  • GardenHappy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am a very inexperience iMac user and therefore nervous about this whole business.

    I finally found the location to paste the suggested Preference.... plist.

     

    However, before I do this I wanted to locate the com.apple.Safari.plist file - so that I could move to Trash but I don't know where that is>>

     

    Help!!

     

    GardenHappy

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,305 points)

    Try it this way.

     

    Open a Finder window.

     

    Select your Home folder on the left. It has a small house icon.

     

    On the right open the Library folder then the Preferences folder.

     

    You'll find the com.apple.Safari.plist file in the Preferences folder.

     

    Move that .plist file to the Trash.

     

    Quit and relaunch Safari.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (173,420 points)

    Triple-click the line below to select it:

    ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist

    Right-click or control-click the highlighted line and select
       
    Services Show Info
      
    from the contextual menu.* An Info dialog should open.
    • Does the dialog show "You can read and write" in the Sharing & Permissions section?
    • In the General section, is the box labeled Locked checked?
    • What is the Modified date?
    *If you don't see the contextual menu item, copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C). Open a TextEdit window and paste into it (command-V). Select the line you just pasted and continue as above.

  • GardenHappy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OMG!!

    This is hopeless.

    I really appreciate you trying to help BUT

    I did find the 'home' folder

     

    could not find the library folder

    nor could I find the com.apple.Safari.plist file in Preferences

     

    I don't blame you if you just sign off on me...

     

    GardenHappy

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,305 points)

    Ok...  try the video I created on YouTube to show you how to find files in the Finder only in your case move the com.apple.Safari.plist file to the Trash.

     

    Click here >  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYZxgYaKeh0

     

     

     

    I won't give up ...  hang in there.

  • GardenHappy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So Carolyn,

    That video was extremely helpful, however !!

    I was looking in the correct place...

    When I go to 'home' there is NO Library folder.

    That's the problem

    Why is that??

     

    ALL this only because I would like to have my bookmarks easily accessible.

    GardenHappy

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,305 points)

    Let's try something else...

     

    Try creating a new Bookmark.

     

    With Safari open go to a site you want to Bookmark.

     

    From the top of your screen in the menu click Bookmarks > Add Bookmark

     

    You will see a drop down window.

     

    Click the pop up menu and select Bookmarks Bar then click Add.

     

    You should see the Bookmark in the Bookmarks bar.

     

     

     

     

     

    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit

  • GardenHappy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    when I do that, it does not appear on the Bookmarks bar.

    If I click on show all bookmarks, the site does come up..

     

    BUT, I would bet that when I look tomorrow it will not be there.

    I do love my Mac though, even with this issue.

     

    GardenHappy

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,305 points)

    Ok...  just as an example.

     

    Go to www.google.com

     

    You'll see the Google address (www.google.com) in the address field.

     

    Drag the blue Google icon next to www.google.com to the Bookmarks bar.

     

    It should stay

  • GardenHappy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think that this may have worked. 

    Dragging the icon on the Bookmark bar seems to have worked.

    IT LOOKS GOOD...  the drag motion is what I needed to know.

    GardenHappy

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,305 points)

    I'm so glad. Whew! 

     

    Happy gardening!