Resetting safari doesn't clear the history everywhere

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  1. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    Okay.. my friends looked at some bad sites on my computer. not the time for jokes, I didnt. I am embarrassed to even have that stuff on my computer. Okay, I reset safari, but I found out even after you do that you can still view all the history in terminal with this code: (leopard only)
    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

    I found out you can clear it with this:
    dscacheutil -flushcache


    why would apple have such a flaw in there "reset" safari..
    Is there anything else im missing to clear all of the history? I dont want any trace of the sites on my computer.
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    check out

    user/library/caches/metadata/safari/history
     
  3. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks.. there was stuff there too..

    would just reinstalling OSX be better?
     
  4. intrepido macrumors newbie

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    Yeah It would.

    Dude just don't worry about it. It's not like it was something illegal now was it?
     
  5. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    no it was pr0n.. but I really dont want any of that on my computer..

    i noticed these directories only went back a week or so.. i guess the only thing that can clear everything is time
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you click History > Clear History in Safari, it empties this folder:
    user/library/caches/metadata/safari/history

    Are you sure you have all the proper boxes checked when you reset Safari?
     

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  7. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yea i did.

    reset your safari, then type the terminal code i provided in the first post. it shows all the history even though it is "deleted"
     
  8. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    kid, it's just porn. just leave it and stop freaking out.
     
  9. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i guess your right. i would just be so embarrassed if someone found it.

    thanks for the help everyone! :)
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    no one is going to go digging into all of that to find it really.
    and honestly? its porn. people look at it.
     
  11. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    If it's parents checking just say it was friends looking and if your parents trust you it'll be fine. It's ok if you watch it, it's some good stuff huh? :p
     
  12. devburke Guest

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    There's no shame in watching porn! We all do it!
     

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