Please help - I've lost access to Safari's history

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SheerGold, May 17, 2006.

  1. SheerGold macrumors member

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    When I go to "history" in the menu for Safari only todays history is there. All the history for previous days has vanished.

    I have not cleared the history.

    Anyone know how I can get it all back.
     
  2. _Matt macrumors 6502

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    Safari > Private Browsing - is there a check next to it?

    If so, then I think your computer automatically deleted your browser history. Uncheck Private Browsing if you want your history to be saved. Otherwise, the history was deleted somehow, probably by slip of the finger.

    There might be a way to access the history through your system library, but I'm not sure. Perhaps someone else can help. Hope this helped you. :(
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    Unless you've done a backup lately, that information is, unfortunately, gone. BTW, private browsing won't delete prior history, it just won't add to it while in that mode.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Have you done a lot of browsing today? I believe that Safari's default History setting is 1000 pages.
     
  5. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Have you run any maintenance programs lately?
    Programs like OnyX can delete your temporary caches. Like your Safari history.
     

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