why is Safari stealing my bookmark folders ???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jeanw, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. jeanw macrumors member

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    Dang it ,
    Knoodles and Signal thank you . I made those new folders and subfolders. Just like you all told me./Now they are GONE. This is not the first time my folders just pooofed. I even checked each bookmark folder and I did not accidentally dropped and drag them into other folders. I did that accidentally years ago on Window computers....
    I am ready to tell Safari to hit the road......:(:mad:
    Thank yall
    Jean
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    This is very confusing. It sounds like you are responding to some other thread. Safari does make it easy to accidentally remove folders from the toolbar.
    I can't really understand what you were trying to do in the first place, nor who Knoodle is.
     
  3. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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  4. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Because you didn't pay the ransom?

    Not sure what you're trying to say. Your sentences are very jumbled.
     
  5. jeanw thread starter macrumors member

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    where are my missing bookmARK folders. And Knoodles and Signal where

    are you ??? I got no answer from those above. Just telling me my sentences are jumbled... Or a joke. wiseguy answer.... I do appreciate you Guys. that are really trying to help us newbies....
    But SERIOUSLY I am trying to learn Mac
    How much plainer can I ask the question....?
    Like I posted ABOVE ,my Safari bookmark folders are disappearing. and those subfolders inside of my bookmarks...
    What is happening to them ???
    Thanks all
    Jean
     
  6. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Bookmark folders don't "disappear" by themselves, they have to have help.
    You are either moving them are deleting them.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    jean, do you have more than one account on your Mac?
     
  8. jeanw thread starter macrumors member

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    James Is there a shortcut on old corded Compaq keyboard to delete them???
    cause when I get up out of recliner and set keyboard on floor. Could I accidentally do so? that easily? Would they then be in "trashcan" ?
    Cause I checke each bookmark like I posted in original post ... I opened each bookmark and my "gone" bookmarks were not there>>>
    Gregg 2 what do you mean by "account" ? I am my macmini only user....
    Heck I dont even know my password..... cause whrn I first logged on to my new Mac, I was not sure I was going to keep it. I dont even remember typing in a user name or a password..... Thats another problem....
    Thanks
    Jean
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that's a problem. System Preferences > Accounts is where you'd create a new account for troubleshooting purposes. But logging back into your present account would be problematic. Unfortunately, I don't know the steps for changing your password without knowing your password, but someone else will help with that.

    The idea of having a separate account, even if you're the only user, is for situations just like yours. If you can't pinpoint the culprit, and discover that a different account is not corrupt, then you migrate your stuff to that account and trash the old one.
     
  10. jeanw thread starter macrumors member

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    safari still stealing my bookmarks

    I* had a bookmark titled "computers". So later I went in and added "camera" as a bookmark. Then drug it up and alphabetized it....
    NOw my whole "COMPUTER" bookmark is GONE>>>>>>>>>
    I checked every bookmark folder ... not there either........:mad::eek::(:confused:
    The Safari thief is backkkkkkkkk. GRRRRRRRR !!!!!!
    I had put n some stuff in it today. cause I do not know how to add a bookmark when I click on the "+" next to the address bar. Only way I know how to add a bookmark is ... Open bookmarks... then add bottom click th "+" in the bottom left corner. You all taught me that
    Thanks
     
  11. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    No, that will add a Bookmark Collection to the list in the Sidebar panel. The other one at the bottom of that page adds a folder. That is, assuming what you mean by "Open bookmarks" is Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks

    What is the problem with clicking the '+' by the address bar? That opens the same drop down as clicking Bookmarks > Add Bookmark. Then you click the up/down arrow to go to the Bookmark folder you want to put the new one in.
     

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