Please help - I've lost access to Safari's history

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SheerGold, May 17, 2006.

  1. SheerGold macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2006
    When I go to "history" in the menu for Safari only todays history is there. All the history for previous days has vanished.

    I have not cleared the history.

    Anyone know how I can get it all back.
  2. _Matt macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2005
    Safari > Private Browsing - is there a check next to it?

    If so, then I think your computer automatically deleted your browser history. Uncheck Private Browsing if you want your history to be saved. Otherwise, the history was deleted somehow, probably by slip of the finger.

    There might be a way to access the history through your system library, but I'm not sure. Perhaps someone else can help. Hope this helped you. :(
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Unless you've done a backup lately, that information is, unfortunately, gone. BTW, private browsing won't delete prior history, it just won't add to it while in that mode.
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Have you done a lot of browsing today? I believe that Safari's default History setting is 1000 pages.
  5. Unorthodox macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2006
    Not at the beach...
    Have you run any maintenance programs lately?
    Programs like OnyX can delete your temporary caches. Like your Safari history.

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