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Old May 17, 2014, 10:01 AM   #1
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How do I prevent Safari from deleting history?

Argh! I chose in the settings that i will delete history manually, but everyday it deletes my oldest history, for example todays oldest is august 1, but tomorrow it will be august 2, i hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old May 17, 2014, 10:05 AM   #2
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For what possible reason would you want browsing history from back in August last year for?

Either way, make sure you do have it set to manual & make sure you are viewing all the history items & there isn't more further back.
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Old May 17, 2014, 10:11 AM   #3
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For what possible reason would you want browsing history from back in August last year for?

Either way, make sure you do have it set to manual & make sure you are viewing all the history items & there isn't more further back.

Why not? I already said in the main post i have it delete manually and i am scrolling down to the absolute bottom, and i check everyday to see that, it goes from may 28 to may 29 etc.
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Why not? I already said in the main post i have it delete manually and i am scrolling down to the absolute bottom, and i check everyday to see that, it goes from may 28 to may 29 etc.
A screenshot would help to figure this out.
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Why not? I already said in the main post i have it delete manually and i am scrolling down to the absolute bottom, and i check everyday to see that, it goes from may 28 to may 29 etc.
How much storage do you have left on your computer?
Have you tried changing it to Manually and then restarting Safari? I know you changed it but have you tried restarting it?
Maybe try restarting your computer - doubt this will help
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Old May 18, 2014, 11:08 AM   #6
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A screenshot would help to figure this out.
A screenshot of what?

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How much storage do you have left on your computer?
Have you tried changing it to Manually and then restarting Safari? I know you changed it but have you tried restarting it?
Maybe try restarting your computer - doubt this will help
I have 50GB left so thats not the problem i will try chaining to 1 year, restarting then chaining back.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 03:25 PM   #7
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So i tried resetting all of my safari preferences but no matter what it keeps deleting it, i really want this fixed.
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Why not?
Well now, that really didn't answer the question, did it?
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I expect that you have some OTHER setting that removes your history, perhaps each time you reboot your Mac, or simply each time you relaunch Safari, and some period of time has passed since the last time you opened Safari.
If you set it for One Year, or some other real interval, you can monitor that the history continues to accumulate.
The "manual" history setting may even have a bug, where it might assume that some system event triggers your so-called "manual" history setting, etc.
Leave it on some real interval other than "manual", and watch if the history is maintained during that period. You will likely be able to verify that within a few days.
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Well now, that really didn't answer the question, did it?
Well, no. But i like keeping history? I like calculating stats for which websites i have visited the most etc. I just like having it there.
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Old Jul 13, 2014, 11:27 PM   #11
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Well, no. But i like keeping history? I like calculating stats for which websites i have visited the most etc. I just like having it there.
It's old but try this suggestion http://hints.macworld.com/article.ph...50320135057447

You can also copy the history.plist file every so often to get a backup.
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This may not be "the best way" to do it, but it should work.

Go to your
home/Library/Safari
folder, and copy the file named "History.plist" to some OTHER LOCATION (desktop might be a good enough place).

This will keep a record of the history, but actually viewing it and making sense out of it can be a different prospect altogether.

You can open History.plist with a text editor, and manage to "pull out" the saved URLs.

I believe you can also open and view it with Property List Editor Pro.

But as others have mentioned above, this really doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Old versions of the history should be left to..... history....
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