Quick questions on Mac OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Souma, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. Souma macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2005
    Hi i'm new to Mac OS there are quite a few questions i would like to know regarding to this OS:

    1) Where are cache files/Internet history files stored? (it would be good to provide a screenshot)
    2) How to hide file/folder, how to do it?
    3) Where are the cookies files stored? (it would be good to provide a screenshot)

    Thanks in advance.
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    Don't worry dude...

    Mac OS is GREAT for porn. Not a concern.
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005

    ...and yeah, it is.
    In safari, you can just go to Safari-> reset safari

    bada bing, bada boom, no more evidence of porn.

    History, you can view under the "history" in the menu bar, I'm not sure about cookies or the cache.
  4. freiheit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2004
    It actually depends on which browser you use. Safari is pretty good (and apparently just got better as of MacOS X 10.4.3) but Firefox and Mozilla Suite are also available for OSX. Camino is another great one -- it's a lot like Firefox but more "Mac native". Each browser will have its own locations for temp. internet files/cache, cookies, etc. But each also gives a way to clear such files from within the program.
  5. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    In Safari, you can actually start browsing in "private browsing," which means that nothing will be stored at all. You can turn this on and off whenever you want.

    As for hiding files, you can create a new disk image in disk utility, and then lock it with a password. Keep your files in this disk image, then just close it when you're done. That's where I keep my personal journal, works great.

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