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Transfer my Bookmarks.plist from SL to ML

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by hartwig, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

  2. macrumors newbie

    And you are sure you are looking in the right folder ?

    ie. "User Name"/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist

    IF there is no folder in there named Safari, create one yourself and put the plist file in there and see if that works ...
  3. macrumors demi-god


    It would be easier just to open Safari and in the File menu click on export bookmarks, then use that file to import on the new machine.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    I use delicious.com
  5. macrumors 601


    One would think.
  6. macrumors 6502

    This is what I do as well.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Does that save your bookmarks folders though? (or just bookmarks)
  8. macrumors member

    Have you tried this out yourself?
  9. macrumors demi-god


    It saves everything, folder structure and all.
  10. macrumors member

    Any help please?

    I already have the Bookmarks.plist on a USB

    How should I transfer them to Safari 6 on ML?
  11. macrumors 601


    Why not just follow the advice above, to export bookmarks then import them in Safari?
  12. macrumors demi-god


    Click on your desktop to bring focus to the Finder then enter shift-commmand-g (hold all three keys at once). Then enter ~/Library/Safari in the resulting popup and enter. Do you now see the Safari settings folder? Just put the bookmarks.plist in there.

    I have not seen anybody comment in the Mountain Lion threads about this Folder being gone, but you may be correct.
  13. hartwig, Jul 23, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012

    macrumors member

    Thank you, this is the only helpful response, and I could only access the Safari folder by doing what you said, ~Library/Safari

    But otherwise, Apple has removed it from the Library folder for some reason

    And I can't go back to SL because I destroyed my old HDD and I have a new SSD with ML so I can't go back and export...

    I now have my bookmarks :)

    Attached Files:

  14. macrumors demi-god


    Glad it worked out.

    Here is where I think you went astray. Your screenshot on the left is of the main /Library folder and not the user library folder I sent you to.

    By default the user library folder is hidden by Lion (and apparently Mountain Lion) and the command I gave you got you there even with it hidden.

    Do an option-click on the Go menu and you will see the user ~/Library folder and you will find the Safari folder in there.
  15. macrumors member

    I did the option-click on the Go menu, it works perfectly!

    Thanks again! :)

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