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Question: safari - Deleting History


I am trying to delete my history in safari

but is not able to delete

and all pages that I visit turn in bookmarks

what to do ?

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Nov 11, 2017 10:59 AM in response to dredel5 In response to dredel5

dredel5 ~ What Apple device is the problem occurring on? ...And please add your Apple products to your Community profile:

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• Click on it and, in the resulting pop-up, click on "View profile".

• In the resulting page, scroll to the bottom and click on "Add a product".


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Nov 11, 2017 5:42 PM in response to dredel5 In response to dredel5

Do a backup, preferably 2 backups on 2 separate drives.

Quit the application.

Go to Finder and select your user/home folder. With that Finder window as the front window, either select Finder/View/Show View options or go command - J. When the View options opens, check ’Show Library Folder’. That should make your user library folder visible in your user/home folder. Select Library. Then go to Safari. Move the files that start with History to your desktop.

Restart the computer, open the application, and test. If it works okay, delete the files from the desktop.

If the application is the same, return the files to where you got it from, overwriting the newer one.

This may require a reset of some other Preferences.

Thanks to leonie for some information contained in this.

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Nov 12, 2017 12:29 AM in response to dredel5 In response to dredel5

This method is used in Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.1

Click on History > Again click on Show All History .

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Click on add bookmarks .

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Select it and add this page to again click on add .

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Open bookmarks side bar , it is added .

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Right click on the single item and click on delete .

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The procedure used for a single item , if there are links added in bookmarks side bar they can be selected ( use command and A on the keyboard and saved in bookmarks ) , also it is a manual method , the pages won't turn automatically into bookmarks unless you apply it .

If it is happening automatically , some malware possibilities or you are using some cleaners , some unidentified apps have installed anti virus unknowingly or safari is malfunctioning .

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