Timemashine did not save browser bookmarks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guido.coza, May 11, 2014.

  1. guido.coza macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2011
    South Africa
    Hi all
    I needed to uninstall mozilla firefox because of a bug which didn't allow me to use google as my search engine.
    when I wanted to install from a older backup of timemashine I got the blank downloaded version of the time without any add-ons, bookmarks, etc!
    To me it makes no sense to store only a downloadable version of a program without the changes I did to it.
    Did I miss some thing or is this a known shortcomming of Timemashine.
    My timemashine drive is a 2TB timecapsule and im running Mavericks on a MBA 2012
    Any help wellcome!!
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    The add-ons, bookmarks, etc.. are not part of the application itself.

    They are user's changes, and are stored in your Library (~/Library).

    I do not use Firefox so won't help more, but you will have to restore from Time Machine the relevant files, likely stored in :

    ~/Library/Application Support

    Some one else here will tell you what you need to restore exactly.

    To unveil the (hidden) Library you will need to do in Finder :

    Cmd + Shift + g, then paste : ~/Library

    This will reveal the user Library.

    Then, enter Time Machine interface.
  3. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    Or you can use the menu. Hold down the option key and select Go > Library.

    Another way...when your Home folder is open in Finder, choose View > Show View Options. There is a checkbox to always show your Library.
  4. guido.coza thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2011
    South Africa

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