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Question: Why do 'Databases' return immediately after removal of website data on Safari?

This question was posted earlier, however nobody replied although over 50 users had the same question. Does anyone know how to remove these magical reappearing databases? I have 4 of them. Who is keeping this data on my computer. One of them is "Whitepages.com databases". And as the earlier questioner mentioned, the others like "cache" and "cookies" all reappear after having been removed, although the websites are not used. Help.


"When I 'remove all' via Safari - > Preferences -> Manage Website Data on my MacBook Pro, these four 'Databases' return immediately, even tho I'm not on their websites. I cannot find a way of removing them from the list permanently. In fact, others seem to appear if I go back after a minute or so too - it's almost like there is a time delay attached to their reappearance. I'm rarely on these websites." (posted on November 17, 2017)

iMac, iOS 10.3.3, actually iOS 10.13.3 High Sierra

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Delete Databases and Local Storage items


Remove the item from Reading List, Bookmarks, iCloud Tabs and History.

Log out of the sites if you have logged into these sites.


Empty shopping carts, bags, etc.


Backup your Mac.


Quit Safari.


Hold the Option key on the keyboard down and click the “Go”menu in the Finder menu bar.

Choose “Library” from the dropdown.

Scroll down the list.


Click open the Safari folder.

Scroll down the list and click open the “Databases” folder.

Click open the “IndexedDB folder”.

If you find the items there, right click and choose “Move to Trash”

or select all and move to Trash.


Scroll down the list and click open the “Local Storage” folder.

Right click the items you want to remove and choose “Move to Trash”.

Restart your Mac, launch Safari holding the shift key on the keyboard down and test.



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Mar 2, 2018 10:16 AM in response to BrigCA In response to BrigCA

Delete Databases and Local Storage items


Remove the item from Reading List, Bookmarks, iCloud Tabs and History.

Log out of the sites if you have logged into these sites.


Empty shopping carts, bags, etc.


Backup your Mac.


Quit Safari.


Hold the Option key on the keyboard down and click the “Go”menu in the Finder menu bar.

Choose “Library” from the dropdown.

Scroll down the list.


Click open the Safari folder.

Scroll down the list and click open the “Databases” folder.

Click open the “IndexedDB folder”.

If you find the items there, right click and choose “Move to Trash”

or select all and move to Trash.


Scroll down the list and click open the “Local Storage” folder.

Right click the items you want to remove and choose “Move to Trash”.

Restart your Mac, launch Safari holding the shift key on the keyboard down and test.



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