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Old May 1, 2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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Recover Deleted Safari History

I work in a very small school so we do not have an IT department that is top notch. Anyways, We had a student google something and went to the images part of the search. Well he got porn and he printed some stuff out. He then cleared the history. Is there any way we can recover that history? We have one actual image that he printed, but we can't prove that it came from the computer that he was working on at the time. What we were told was from another student and we can not just go on that for disciplinary reasons.

Any luck with this?
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Old May 1, 2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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Do you have time machine running? Could you recover the safari history files (I'm not sure where they are stored...)?
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Old May 1, 2008, 12:44 PM   #3
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No time machine is not running. There is nothing really important running on these computers that needs to be backed up.

If you delete the history, does the cache get deleted as well?
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Old May 1, 2008, 12:47 PM   #4
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No time machine is not running. There is nothing really important running on these computers that needs to be backed up.

If you delete the history, does the cache get deleted as well?
I don't think it does, but in any case Safari also has a "reset" feature that will clear the cache automatically as well.

Your best bet is to run parental controls on the account.
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You may also be able to view the Cookies on the machine as well, but that won't necessarily point you to who did it, just that a site had likely been visited.

And if he Reset Safari instead of just deleting the History, everything would be wiped out, or if he had "Private Browsing" enabled nothing would be stored.
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Old May 1, 2008, 12:56 PM   #6
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You may also be able to view the Cookies on the machine as well, but that won't necessarily point you to who did it, just that a
Where are the cookies stored?
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Old May 1, 2008, 12:57 PM   #7
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Where are the cookies stored?
Safari -> Preferences -> Security -> Show Cookies
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Old May 1, 2008, 01:00 PM   #8
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For future reference I recommend SafariStand for History Flow

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Old Aug 23, 2009, 03:56 PM   #9
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Google Saved my life!!!

I had also deleted my history and i was franticly trying to get it back. Luckily i remembered my Google account and it saves any google search i did. just thought that might help anyone
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I had also deleted my history and i was franticly trying to get it back. Luckily i remembered my Google account and it saves any google search i did. just thought that might help anyone
How can I look through the Google account to see any google search that a previous user did?
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 11:24 PM   #11
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No time machine is not running. There is nothing really important running on these computers that needs to be backed up.

If you delete the history, does the cache get deleted as well?
Hi, I've recently been trying to get my time machine set up, I have a working ethernet but it keeps saying i don't so I can't set up time machine. Any idea's as to how I can get it to work??
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 05:20 PM   #12
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user name folder>library>caches>safari>history
*this will only work if you cleared the history from safari its self
and if ⌘ was pressed while deleting

hope this works
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 02:14 AM   #13
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Safari -> Preferences -> Security -> Show Cookies
Up until yesterday i was able to do this but now when i go into Safari-Preferences-Security show cookies no longer comes up Web Content is the last thing to come up. Please HELP!
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 01:44 AM   #14
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Is it still possible to view deleted history with time machine, if the person has deleted the history straight after visiting the site? How would you know what point to go back to? Or does this not matter?
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 03:34 AM   #15
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Safari -> Preferences -> Security -> Show Cookies
This worked awesome thanks! However When the list of sites (and all the hyroglyphics) are displayed, what order are they displayed in? Oldest to newest? Its seems oldest to newest, but I need to be sure... I really need to know when these sites were visited - how can I do this?
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Hey is there anyway of putting the history into a different file as they go through the web?? also would like to know if there is anyway of just moving the history so i could see it later that way when they delta it i still have some look
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No time machine is not running. There is nothing really important running on these computers that needs to be backed up.

If you delete the history, does the cache get deleted as well?
I think it doesn't
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 06:01 PM   #18
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user name folder>library>caches>safari>history
*this will only work if you cleared the history from safari its self
and if ⌘ was pressed while deleting

hope this works
what needs be done with the cache file in order to re instate it to safari?
(had my entire backlog of history indadvertedly deleted)

Thanks
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