Transferring Safari from ML to El Capitan

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  1. Tim0 macrumors member

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    I need to transfer all things Safari (passwords, history, tabs, etc., etc.) from Mountain Lion external drive to a new El Capitan internal partition. Is there any way to do it other than using Migration Assistant?
     
  2. Evren Carven macrumors regular

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  3. Tim0 thread starter macrumors member

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    Didn't work for some reason. I opened iCloud on 10.8.5, checked and synced Safari, rebooted to 10.11.2, opened Safari - no changes there (passwords, tabs, top sites, etc.). What am I doing wrong?

    Basically, when posting this thread I was thinking along the lines of transfering some files or folders to a new system. Can this be done?
     
  4. Evren Carven macrumors regular

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    Do you mean you want to transfer some files/folders to achieve transfer all things Safari? I'm afraid not.

    For transferring all information to a new Mac, you can use 'Migration Assistant' to transfer.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    It's easy enough to export bookmarks from one version of Safari, and import them into the next.

    Insofar as history is concerned -- I'm using Mountain Lion and the exact location of certain items may have changed, but...
    ...Try looking in home/library/Safari.
    There may be one or more files in there relating to history, such as "History.plist" and "HistoryIndex.sk".

    I would try copying these to the NEW home folder/library/Safari, replacing existing files inside.
    NO promises as to if this would work, but worth a try.

    Passwords?
    There may be some way to do this with Keychain Access, but others will have to say how to do it.

    Some things, you just have to "enter all over again".
     
  6. Tim0 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you, Fishrrman, actually I did receive a reply on another forum, just forgot to add it here.

    For those who are in the same situation, I copied

    Home/Library/Safari
    Home/Library/Preferences/com.apple.safari.plist

    then exported/imported the Keychain as explained here:

    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH20120?locale=en_US
     

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