"Reset Safari" not working like it should

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alexrpeters, May 1, 2011.

  1. alexrpeters macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2011
    Could someone carry out this test for me please?

    1. Type www.rightmove.co.uk into the Safari URL bar and click Enter
    2. In the Find A Property In box please type in "Great Yarmouth, Norfolk". Enter
    3. Click Safari > Reset Safari > tick all boxes and click Reset
    4. Log back into rightmove.co.uk and in the box type in the letter "G"

    If the first option in the dropdown menu shows "Great Yarmouth, Nofolk" then Safari is still retaining cookies somewhere on the iMac.

    Please can someone confirm that Reset Safari doesn't remove ALL cookies and how I can properly clean the cache without doing a full reinstall?

    Very frustrating! Apple Mac seem to leave a massive footprint all over the computer everytime you do anything which is no good for security or sensitive browsing.

  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    :D That's what they're calling it these days?

    Perhaps you have locked one of the cache files. Or maybe you are seeing your bookmarks show up. Bookmarks, as far as I recall, are not deleted in a reset.

    And I wouldn't consider a few cache, plist, and database files located in a couple system and personal file locations to be leaving a massibe footprint all over the hard disk, as you stated. Is this your first Mac, Alex?

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