Safari 4.0 Beta loses all history!

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  1. kili-kili power

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    Mods, forgive me for posting a new Safari 4.0 thread... slight emergency lang here...

    i have been using Safari 4.0 Beta since it came out...

    Actually have found it gettig slower and buggy the last few days and have contemplated reverting back to Safari 3 today...

    but just when i had that in mind...i left my mbpro in the room... it ran out of juice... and instead of goign to sleep... it dies..

    so i restart... and i open up Safari 4.0 and low and behold... the history is gone!!! i can't click reopen all windows from last session!!! aggghhh!!! i had like a 50 tabs worth of work related stuff!!!

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    what can i do? is there a folder i can dig up and find that lost info? heeeelllppp!!!
     
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    Re: Safari 4.0 Beta losses all history!

    i don't think its possible to recover your history, unless you're doing regular backups.

    you might want to try viewing your cookies, you might find something to salvage

    Go to Safari > Preferences > Security > Show Cookies
     
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    I know the feeling.

    Last night, when I used Safari to work, I found out that my history, links, etc, from the past few months of school was gone. It's not a life-and-death situation, but it's still a hassle to re-build that history.

    I was wondering why, then I realized that maybe the v4.0b of Safari isn't that stable yet. :(
     
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    Would the separate bookmark folders be affected by this? or is it just the history? If so how can you create backups of the bookmark folders? TIA
     
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    mmm i'll try to research some procedures on recovering history. for sure, its just there :)
     
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    So far, my old bookmarks (those from version 3 of Safari) are still intact. Other than the more frequent appearance of the colorful pinwheel and the erased history, v4.0 beta's working well.
     
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    my bookmarks are still alive... history lang wiped out... really odd... have downgraded na to Safari 3 a few days after my post
     
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    hey this is quite late, but in the future, you can backup your history list by backing up this file, history.plist

    Open Finder, go to <Home>/Library/Safari, there you will find history.plist

    if you've deleted it, i have no idea right now how to recover it
     
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