Safari Not Recording History

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  1. laughingperson5 macrumors 6502

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    Hey,
    Sorry if this is in the wrong thread. I couldn't find anywhere else to put it.
    I'm using Safari 3.2.2 and it will not record any history. I have tried to fix it every possible way I could think off:
    1. Checking if Private Browsing is on. [It wasn't]
    2. Reseting Safari. [Still won't record]
    3. Uninstalling and Reinstalling [No effect]
    Is it possibly because of a missing file?
    Please help!:confused:
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Did you check preferences to see if history is even turned on?
     
  3. laughingperson5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where do I go for that?
    I don't see any section about History other than when to delete history..
     
  4. p.luik macrumors regular

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    There is a specific .plist file associated with safari that if deleted, wont record history. This is supposed to be created if not existing, but it may be missing and not being created.
     
  5. laughingperson5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok so I just browsed my Safari folder thoroughly and I don't see it. How do I create it? Or where can I get it?
     
  6. p.luik macrumors regular

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    It should be found here: ~/Library/Safari/history.plist
    Is this where you were looking? Maybe you could delete history from safari, and then quit and reopen safari, then check folder to see if a blank file was created.
     
  7. laughingperson5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh I don't use Mac so would i just go to my regular Safari folder where all the core files are located?
    EDIT: Yeah so I did what you just told me to do. Delete history, quit, and reopen, I checked the folder again but there was nothing
     
  8. p.luik macrumors regular

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