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Safari Crashed - Lost Bookmarks

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Safari crashed. I had a wonderful collection of bookmarks for the courses I teach. When I relaunched Safari, it looks as if the bookmarks are 8 months old.

I did do a Time Machine backup 3 weeks ago, but I cannot see how to restore the bookmarks.

Ouch ! !

Thanks ! ! !
post #2 of 4
Navigate to your Users/¨your name¨/Library/Safari folder and there should be a file called ¨Bookmarks.plist¨

Use Time Machine to go back to the latest known stable version and restore, relaunch Safari.


In addition to TimeMachine, itś a good idea to clone your entire boot drive to a external drive every two weeks or once a month and repair permisisons on both afterwards in Disk Utility, keep the disk off site in a safe place.

TimeMachine drives are not bootable, but a clone is ¨hold option" bootable, which is a lifesaver if your hard drive dies or has mechanical problems or your a victim of theft, fire, water etc.

Carbon Copy Cloner (donationware) and SuperDuper (commercial) are currently the two favorite brands.
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Beautiful !

Worked like a charm !

Thanks ! !
post #4 of 4
I have all my bookmarks on the Internet. So is my e-mail. My entire computer can fail and I'm still good. Another story if Yahoo! crashes.
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