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hartwig
Jul 20, 2012, 11:01 PM
Seems like I can't do it with ML...

Can anybody help me out?

These are the instructions I'm following, but there isn't a Safari folder in Library anymore with ML...

http://macs.about.com/od/usingyourmac/qt/safari-bookmarks-backup.htm



mindlessmissy
Jul 21, 2012, 05:23 AM
And you are sure you are looking in the right folder ?

ie. "User Name"/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist

IF there is no folder in there named Safari, create one yourself and put the plist file in there and see if that works ...

Weaselboy
Jul 21, 2012, 11:03 AM
It would be easier just to open Safari and in the File menu click on export bookmarks, then use that file to import on the new machine.

aaronvan
Jul 21, 2012, 11:59 AM
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brand
Jul 21, 2012, 01:53 PM
It would be easier just to open Safari and in the File menu click on export bookmarks, then use that file to import on the new machine.

One would think.

krspkbl
Jul 21, 2012, 01:58 PM
It would be easier just to open Safari and in the File menu click on export bookmarks, then use that file to import on the new machine.

This is what I do as well.

Jovian9
Jul 21, 2012, 01:59 PM
It would be easier just to open Safari and in the File menu click on export bookmarks, then use that file to import on the new machine.

Does that save your bookmarks folders though? (or just bookmarks)

hartwig
Jul 21, 2012, 03:44 PM
And you are sure you are looking in the right folder ?

ie. "User Name"/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist

IF there is no folder in there named Safari, create one yourself and put the plist file in there and see if that works ...

Have you tried this out yourself?

Weaselboy
Jul 21, 2012, 05:39 PM
Does that save your bookmarks folders though? (or just bookmarks)

It saves everything, folder structure and all.

hartwig
Jul 22, 2012, 10:11 PM
Any help please?

I already have the Bookmarks.plist on a USB

How should I transfer them to Safari 6 on ML?

cambookpro
Jul 23, 2012, 02:18 AM
Any help please?

I already have the Bookmarks.plist on a USB

How should I transfer them to Safari 6 on ML?
Why not just follow the advice above, to export bookmarks then import them in Safari?

Weaselboy
Jul 23, 2012, 09:17 AM
Any help please?

I already have the Bookmarks.plist on a USB

How should I transfer them to Safari 6 on ML?

Click on your desktop to bring focus to the Finder then enter shift-commmand-g (hold all three keys at once). Then enter ~/Library/Safari in the resulting popup and enter. Do you now see the Safari settings folder? Just put the bookmarks.plist in there.

I have not seen anybody comment in the Mountain Lion threads about this Folder being gone, but you may be correct.

hartwig
Jul 23, 2012, 04:47 PM
Click on your desktop to bring focus to the Finder then enter shift-commmand-g (hold all three keys at once). Then enter ~/Library/Safari in the resulting popup and enter. Do you now see the Safari settings folder? Just put the bookmarks.plist in there.

I have not seen anybody comment in the Mountain Lion threads about this Folder being gone, but you may be correct.

Thank you, this is the only helpful response, and I could only access the Safari folder by doing what you said, ~Library/Safari

But otherwise, Apple has removed it from the Library folder for some reason

And I can't go back to SL because I destroyed my old HDD and I have a new SSD with ML so I can't go back and export...

I now have my bookmarks :)

Weaselboy
Jul 23, 2012, 05:43 PM
Glad it worked out.

Here is where I think you went astray. Your screenshot on the left is of the main /Library folder and not the user library folder I sent you to.

By default the user library folder is hidden by Lion (and apparently Mountain Lion) and the command I gave you got you there even with it hidden.

Do an option-click on the Go menu and you will see the user ~/Library folder and you will find the Safari folder in there.

hartwig
Jul 23, 2012, 06:42 PM
Glad it worked out.

Here is where I think you went astray. Your screenshot on the left is of the main /Library folder and not the user library folder I sent you to.

By default the user library folder is hidden by Lion (and apparently Mountain Lion) and the command I gave you got you there even with it hidden.

Do an option-click on the Go menu and you will see the user ~/Library folder and you will find the Safari folder in there.

I did the option-click on the Go menu, it works perfectly!

Thanks again! :)