using old Bookmarks file with Safari?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by cb911, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

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    BrisVegas, Australia
    #1
    wow! i finally found a store that had the new PowerBooks in stock, so now i'm just trying to shift over all the stuff that i have backed up from 3 months ago. :rolleyes:

    i've got my old Safari Bookmarks, they're called "bookmarks.xml" and "bookmarks02.xml". so i've got these two bookmark files with heaps of important bookmarks in them... and i can't get them to work with Safari 1.0. the new Safari uses a bookmark file called "Bookmarks.plist".

    does anyone know how i can get my old bookmarks to work with the new version of Safari? i really need to get this sorted out...


    on a kind of related note... i also have my old keychain backed up. now this is also an important file, with heaps of my old passwords etc. does anyone know how i can get my old keychain file to work? i've tried placing it in the same folder with the current keychains, but nothing happened...

    thanks for any help, it's much appreciated. :)
     
  2. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

    cb911

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Location:
    BrisVegas, Australia
    #2
    huh? no replies? i really need help with this.

    i just looked at both the old and new favourites files in TextEdit. here's part of the old .xml file:

    <bookmarks xmlns="http://chimera.mozdev.org/bookmarks/"><folder name="Toolbar Bookmarks" type="toolbar"><bookmark name="Chimera Install Page" href="http://chimera.mozdev.org/installation.html"/><bookmark name="Mozilla.Org" href="http://www.mozilla.org"/><folder name="Entertainment"><bookmark href="http://www.ew.com" name="Entertainment Weekly"/> etc...

    and the new .plist files are heaps different:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    <key>Children</key>
    <array>
    <dict>
    <key>Children</key>
    <array>
    <dict>
    <key>URIDictionary</key>
    <dict>
    <key></key>
    <string>http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38844&perpage=25&pagenumber=18</string>
    <key>lastVisitedDate</key>
    <string>86603932.4</string>
    <key>title</key>
    <string>MacRumors pics! - page 18</string>
    </dict>
    <key>URLString</key>
    <string>http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38844&perpage=25&pagenumber=18</string>
    <key>WebBookmarkType</key>
    <string>WebBookmarkTypeLeaf</string>
    <key>WebBookmarkUUID</key>
    <string>8D95D319-F321-11D7-98D0-000A95AF011E</string>
    </dict>
    as you can see there's a massive difference between to two, so i'm not surprised that my old favourites.xml file won't work with Sarafi ver.1.

    but does anyone know if there is a way to convert old favourites files to the new format so they can be used again?

    or does anyone know where i could get a older version of Safari from so i could use it to open the .xml file? or is there another browser that can read .xml files?

    i can at least open the .xml files in IE to make it a bit more readable, but it would be really good to be able to use them with Safari again.

    any help would be very appreciated. :)
     

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