Safari Bookmarks

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  1. allalooby macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know how to save a Safari Bookmarks file and the Booksmarks Bar? I'm ready to reinstall my OS X on my G4 and have saved everything else. When I used to use IE, I could copy its favorites file and then use it again on another computer. Thanks for the help!

    Allan
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    You'll need to turn Safari's debug menu on first. There are several ways to do this:
    1. Open the Terminal and type this command while Safari is closed:
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1
    Press Return to execute it, then quit the Terminal and restart Safari.
    2. Download Safari Debugger, which does this step for you.

    Once the Debug Menu is enabled, look for the Export Bookmarks command. That's what you need.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    This file is where the Bookmarks bar and menu are stored. Copying it will also save your bookmarks.
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    No it's not, just do what I said, and put the file back in place after your rebuild, much easier.
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    All you mentioned was the name of the file, so I clarified. I forgot about simply copying the bookmarks file.
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Ok, ok...well anyway...:)
     
  8. allalooby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply! I used Terminal and it worked perfectly! Thanks again!

    Allan
     
  9. apple4life macrumors member

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    Copy the replace....


    I was going to reload osx soon too... I found the file bookmarks.plist. So I just copy and save and then once osx is reloaded just replace the new bookmarks.plist with the saved one? It should say something like I already have a bookmarks.plist and would I like to overwrite or replace? Is this correct? Thanks...
     
  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    That's correct.
     

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