Clearing the Safari history folder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TechE, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. TechE macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
    I'm not sure if this was asked before but I couldn't find it in a search. I use Safari 4.0.3. When I clear the browser history, the folder library/caches/metadata/safari/history still has a log of the pages I visit. Is there anyway to clear this besides manually. Would clearing this folder change anything on my mac? Thanks for all the help.
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    No to the question ending in a period.

    No to the question ending with a question mark. far as I know, that is.

    You have to be nervous for 24 hours, as that's the lowest interval for automatic purging of the History. So, only visit those nasty sites every other day, then hide the computer, um, all the time.
  3. TechE thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    You could always write a script (AppleScript, Automator, Bash, etc.) that deleted items in there and either run that manually or use crontab to schedule it to run periodically. It's a bit of effort for the results though.

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