Quick questions on Mac OS X

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

  1. Souma macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

    Benjamin

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    Portland, OR
    #2
    1a. Those files are normally stored in your /users/your_name/library/Caches/Safari
    1b. History is stored in /users/your_name/library/Safari/History.plist
    1c. For firefox and omniweb and opera all have some folders in Application Support which have those files.

    2. check out http://www.macupdate.com/search.php?keywords=hide+files&os=macosx&button.x=0&button.y=0

    not sure how to do this by default, mb try to search macosxhints.com.

    3. That file is stored for safari at /users/your_name/library/Cookies/Cookies.plist You can also access this by going to the preferences in safari and under the security tab, there is the show cookies button.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #3
    I'm not sure what you mean when you ask where cookies/history files are.
    Do you want to know physically where these files are stored, or just how to view/clear them?

    To view cookies:
    go to: Safari > Preferences > Security > "Show Cookies" button
    (see screen shot)

    To view History:
    go to: (on the file menu) "History"

    EDIT: Benjamin beat me
     

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  4. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

    MoparShaha

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    San Francisco
    #4
    I think you'd be interested in the "Private Browsing" feature of Safari. It's in the "Safari" menu in Safari.
     
  5. BollywooD macrumors 6502

    BollywooD

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    #5

    thinking of introducing spyware to OSX?

    ;)
     

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