Help! Deleted bookmarks folder accidentally - need it back!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Queenredspecial, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Queenredspecial macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009

    I accidentally took a folder off my bookmarks bar. The most important one, (of course.) How do I get it back?!


    Thank you!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Restore from a backup. You do have a backup, right?
  3. Queenredspecial thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    Hi. I just got this computer -- not sure how to do that.

    I do have a backup on a hard drive. I don't know how to do it. Is there an easier way?

    I literally just deleted it by accident -- I dragged it out of the bookmarks bar without meaning to. The new track pad messed me up.
  4. Rowf macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    What kind of backup?
    Is it a Time Machine backup?
    If it is you will be able to recover the bookmark folder.
  5. Queenredspecial thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    I don't have a time machine back up -- I used something called "Super Duper."

    I have not yet learned how to use Time Machine.
  6. Rowf macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    I haven't used Super Duper but I understand that you can drag individual files out of the back up.
    If you've backed up on a daily basis (incremental backups) then you may be able to rescue your bookmarks from the Super Duper backup.

    The file that you want to get from your backup is called Bookmarks.plist and it is located in Library/Safari.

    I think you'll need a fellow Super Duper user to help you further.
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    The location for the bookmark folders depends on which browser you are using.

    SuperDuper exactly replicates the files from your boot disk.

    AFAIK For safari, bookmarks are stored in a .plist

    in ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist

    I'm not familiar with the structures of .plists though. '

    You could compare the .plist files on your boot disk with the ones on your backup disk

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