Timemashine did not save browser bookmarks

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

  1. guido.coza macrumors member

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    #1
    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

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    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
    ~/Library/Containers
    ~/Library/Preferences

    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 68040

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    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

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