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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 15, 2013
I am trying to figure out a way to discover if a history still exists somewhere on my computer of websites visited (from a specific day about three months ago). This is on a Macbook Pro, operating system is Sierra, and not using Time Machine or any other backup like that as far as I know. So far, I haven't tried much other than opening Finder, going to "Go to Folder" under "Go" from the finder menu bar, and then searching for "~/Library/Safari". Is it possible to use some type of software (like from, to see if it can read/translate some of the files in there (like History.db), and maybe that would show the IP addresses of the websites I was visiting that day on Safari at least?
Does that make any sense at all? Or is there an easier way of retrieving the deleted web surfing history from a specific day/time? Thanks.


macrumors 68040
Sep 23, 2005
It was deleted with no backup? I'm going to assume not. If you could figure out where the history lives normally, you could attempt data recovery on the hard drive.


macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
If you don't have a backup from which the history might be extracted, I'm going to reckon that the answer is a solid, "no".

What was deleted "history", is... history.
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