Safari Bookmarks File Permissions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SooTyLaD, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. SooTyLaD macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2007
    Hi Guys,

    I have just been having a right game to take my bookmarks.plist file from one mac to another (~Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist).

    at first i thought it was working, until i went into safari and realised the file hadnt actually been updated...

    then i started looking at the permissoins for the safari file and the safari folder, and they were locked out... is this normal? it made a very simple job a bit tricky for me being a mac noob...

    will i always have these problems with moving stuff around? (my concern is that i initially thought it'd worked due to the sound it played, so how much other stuff have i not moved?)

    thanks in advance :)
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Yeah, moving .plist files between computers isn't really a good idea.

    The proper way to do this would have been to go to File --> Export Bookmarks on the old Mac and save them as an HTML file. Move it to the new Mac and then go to File --> Import Bookmarks and bring them in.
  3. SooTyLaD thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2007
    oh ok, thanks for that :) it imported em in (but not to the right folders mind i had to drag and drop)

    good stuff :)

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