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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Recover deleted history (safari)

Hi,

I think my girlfriend is removing browsing history from my macbook, I would like to know what she has been going on.

Is there any way for me recover deleted browsing history? or is there a way that I could save the history to a location and even if she removes the history it will still save?

Any help would be good.
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I'd get a new girlfriend, if you trust her that little.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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Hi,

I think my girlfriend is removing browsing history from my macbook, I would like to know what she has been going on.

Is there any way for me recover deleted browsing history? or is there a way that I could save the history to a location and even if she removes the history it will still save?

Any help would be good.
if you use time machine it could be saved if you restore
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I think my girlfriend is removing browsing history from my macbook, I would like to know what she has been going on.
So I'm guessing you don't feel she has a right to privacy. Any good relationship is built on trust.
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Is your birthday or some kind of anniversary coming up?
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you think shes looking a large dong p0rn, its usually the girl worried the guy is looking at p0rn.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 04:12 PM   #7
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Don't forget to regularly check her phone, that's where all the bad things happen!

Safari has all sorts of caches to boost it's performance, e.g. when swiping through the history. I don't think all of those caches are deleted when you delete the history. Have a look at

/Users/yourUserName/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Webpage Previews

The folder is hidden, so use the terminal or type it in the address field. Have fun spying on your GF.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 04:21 PM   #8
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If I remember correctly Safari has a history.plist file that doesn't get deleted when the history is cleared from the History menu. It's located in the Home/Library/Safari folder and you can view the history with OmniOutliner.
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If I remember correctly Safari has a history.plist file that doesn't get deleted when the history is cleared from the History menu. It's located in the Home/Library/Safari folder and you can view the history with OmniOutliner.

plist file doesn't have history info, only settings.
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plist file doesn't have history info, only settings.
The History.plist file does contain the address one has visited.
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plist file doesn't have history info, only settings.
There is a /Users/yourusername/Library/Safari/History.plist file that does have history in it which is not cleared when you clear your history. It's different than the com.apple.Safari.plist file.
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There is a /Users/yourusername/Library/Safari/History.plist file that does have history in it which is not cleared when you clear your history. It's different than the com.apple.Safari.plist file.
So much for not letting the OP know that! It'll be interesting to see his next thread.

At least I learned something today.
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There is a /Users/yourusername/Library/Safari/History.plist file that does have history in it which is not cleared when you clear your history. It's different than the com.apple.Safari.plist file.
Really? Now I have to read on FacialBuuk of another lovely couple calling it quits, because the male component could not keep his mouth shut when confronting the female component of the relationship, why she was hiding his birthday present (foursome with two easy lesbians) until his birthday even arrived. I hate those news, it makes me sad to read of such hardship. No wonder BBC did elect to not report news from there, it would make the whole mankind depressed about the human condition. I mean, I can understand war and murder and all those funny accidents, but not when someone is invading someone else's privacy. There is a reason, why Lamebook exists, and I hate that site with gusto, it has me kept for days in its shackles, and the reason is reporting about those failed relationship statuses. BBC here I come for some light soup entertainment. Thank you heavens.
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So much for not letting the OP know that!
I hadn't planned to reveal that to the OP, as I don't like the idea of assisting someone in violating someone else's privacy, but if the information is going to be put out there anyway, at least it should be accurate.
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Really? Now I have to read on FacialBuuk of another lovely couple calling it quits, because the male component could not keep his mouth shut when confronting the female component of the relationship, why she was hiding his birthday present (foursome with two easy lesbians) until his birthday even arrived. I hate those news, it makes me sad to read of such hardship. No wonder BBC did elect to not report news from there, it would make the whole mankind depressed about the human condition. I mean, I can understand war and murder and all those funny accidents, but not when someone is invading someone else's privacy. There is a reason, why Lamebook exists, and I hate that site with gusto, it has me kept for days in its shackles, and the reason is reporting about those failed relationship statuses. BBC here I come for some light soup entertainment. Thank you heavens.
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I think simsaladimbamba is drunk posting again.
It works perfectly well with drunk reading!
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Send me some, and your credit card details, and I might understand them too. One day, one day.
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Send me some, and your credit card details, and I might understand them too. One day, one day.
Sure! My credit card details are: 3 3/8" x 2 1/8", black, plastic, with a magnetic stripe on the back. Enjoy!
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Sure! My credit card details are: 3 3/8" x 2 1/8", black, plastic, with a magnetic stripe on the back. Enjoy!
Inch again? When do you Americans learn to use proper units? I guess we, the mighty Europe, have to invade you again. And again. And again. The third time is the charm.
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Inch again? When do you Americans learn to use proper units? I guess we, the mighty Europe, have to invade you again. And again. And again. The third time is the charm.
We don't need our size measurements to look bigger. Quite a difference between 8 inches and 8 cm.

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We don't need our size measurements to look bigger. Quite a difference between 8 inches and 8 cm.

Tell that to John Long Silver. He was glad, when CCC finally converted " to cm.
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Hi,

I think my girlfriend is removing browsing history from my macbook, I would like to know what she has been going on.
If you trust her that little, why not just password protect your MB and not let her access it?

Methinx you need to get yourself a new girlfriend...or stop being so paranoid...one of the two.
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There is a /Users/yourusername/Library/Safari/History.plist file that does have history in it which is not cleared when you clear your history. It's different than the com.apple.Safari.plist file.
Does "Reset Safari" remove everything?
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Inch again? When do you Americans learn to use proper units? I guess we, the mighty Europe, have to invade you again. And again. And again. The third time is the charm.
Not if you're French. You just surrender and be done with it
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Does "Reset Safari" remove everything?
Yes, it appears to.
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