I just allowed a website to use my hard disk space on Safari.

east85

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It asks me on every page and I accidentally hit allow. Is there a way I can undo this without clearing everything?

I'm on version 6.0.

Thanks.
 

plinden

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Your ~/Library/Safari/Databases folder contains the HTML 5 local storage for Safari. You can delete any or all of these.
 

GGJstudios

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Your ~/Library/Safari/Databases folder contains the HTML 5 local storage for Safari. You can delete any or all of these.
I'm guessing that must be a change in Lion or ML. On SL, that path doesn't exist. I have:

~/Library/Safari/LocalStorage/

Either way, you don't need to go to Finder to delete such files. You can delete them from the Privacy tab in Safari Preferences.
 
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plinden

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I'm guessing that must be a change in Lion or ML. On SL, that path doesn't exist. I have:

~/Library/Safari/LocalStorage/

Either way, you don't need to go to Finder to delete such files. You can delete them from the Privacy tab in Safari Preferences.
That removes all local storage and cookies (at least in Safari 6). The OP wanted to do it without clearing everything.
 

GGJstudios

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That removes all local storage and cookies (at least in Safari 6). The OP wanted to do it without clearing everything.
You can selectively delete items by clicking the Details button on the Privacy tab.

Safari 6 (OS X Mountain Lion): Privacy preferences
Details: Click to see a list of websites that have stored cookies and tracking information on your computer. To remove any items a website has stored on your computer, select the website and click Remove.
 

Major.Robto

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Do you even understand what that means?


Its saying if the site is baised on flash it will save the contents to your harddrive.

I have a few flash games that do that. And then I can play them with out even having to open the site.
 

GGJstudios

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Do you even understand what that means?


Its saying if the site is baised on flash it will save the contents to your harddrive.

I have a few flash games that do that. And then I can play them with out even having to open the site.
We're not talking about Flash content, but about the databases that some websites ask to store on your computer:

Safari 6 (OS X Mountain Lion): Databases stored on your computer
Some websites provide tools that let you create and edit documents that are then stored on your own hard disk. For example, you might use the tools at a website to create a travel log. When you’re ready to save the information, the website requests space on your disk to store the information you created. The information is stored as a database.