Safari Extensions have disappeared

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by MacGizmo, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

    MacGizmo

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    With Public Beta 5, all of a sudden my Safari extensions (almost all of them) disappeared.

    The physical files are still located in the ~/Library/Safari/Extensions folder as they always have been, but they don't show up in Safari's preferences, or in the toolbar. In fact, where the icons used to live in the toolbar has been replaced with spacers.

    Now I say almost all of them, because several remain—seemingly random ones (some old, some new).

    Anyone have any insight?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Has to be extension compatibility issues with the new version.
     
  3. MacGizmo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think it goes deeper than that. Going to Apple's official Extension Gallery and trying to install them brings up an error: "Can't install." Odd, given that they all worked fine in previous betas.
     
  4. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same issue. I fixed it going to " ~/Library/Safari/ ". and moving the folders "Databases" and "Extensions" to my desktop (with Safari closed). Then I double clicked each extension in the folder on my desktop that I wanted to keep. It worked for every one of them.
     
  5. MacGizmo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! After removing those two folders it got me to thinking. I noticed that only the NON-APPLE EXTENSION GALLERY extensions would install & work properly previously. Once I removed the folders, I was able to re-install everything and all my extensions work as expected.

    Thanks for the tip!
     

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