How to check safari history...please read.

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  1. sahni130 macrumors 6502

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    hello everybody,
    My little brother just got a mac and I suspect he's been looking at some adult sites... I would just like to know if there is a way I can check his history/ logs from my Airport extreme network or from my computer?

    thanks,
    jay
     
  2. joedavis34 macrumors regular

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    dude, just let him...you shouldn't meddle in other people's business.
     
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    If he's under age, let Mom and Dad deal with it.
     
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    How young is your brother? Are you saying you've never looked at porn?
     
  5. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'm not going to tell on him, I just want to know how to check logs that's all.
     
  6. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    You can check a user's Safari history by going to Macintosh HD -> Users -> [Insert User Name] -> Library -> Safari

    In that folder, there is a file called History.plist. That's where the History is stored. If he's clearing the History, then this won't help you.
     
  7. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    does this also work for windows pcs?
     
  8. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i don't want to go on a different computer to check it.
     
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    Oh... he's on Windows? I'm not really sure where it's stored at on a Windows computer. I just assumed he was on a Mac.
     
  10. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do have a mac but i was wondering if I could check the history of all the computers on my wi-fi network. i have 3 macs on it and 1 Dell.
     
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    You won't win points with him for checking up on him. As for checking wirelessly, I think there is a feature for running one computer from another, though I haven't done it as of yet.

    Still, either rethink your intentions, of let mom and dad deal with it. If you choose not to involve them, then let the matter drop. ;)

    On a windows computer, just check Cookies
     
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    And for this kids' sake, I hope he uses the "Private Browsing" feature.

    I think Apple included that just for adult sites.
     
  14. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I'm just curious... how old are you? I would care less what my brother was looking at on the internet.
     
  15. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ha haha thanks guys. I will just let him go to whatever sites he wants. It's not like I never went to those sites.
     
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    If he uses a Mac to access dirty sites, just look at this thread... it will make you laugh.
     
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    Looking at adult material is normal. Long as the kiddo sticks to safe-for-you-and-your-wallet sites like those linked off Fleshbot, everything will be kosher.
     
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    OP, I hope your parents are reading this thread...:p
     
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    lol

    i bet he's using it.
     
  22. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hahahaha you guys are funny and awesome!
     
  23. risinggr macrumors newbie

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    That didn't work for me. A website (DNC online) charged $2000 to my credit card and I was trying to confirm that I was not on their site almost a month ago, but the history only goes back a week. There is no library under my user name on my new macbook air (which has Yosemite) BTW, the money is being refunded and I cancelled my card. I have contributed to DNC in the past, but wanted to absolutely rule out that this was not me. Library is on the MacIntosh HD menu along with users, but Safari is not in it.
     

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