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Users -> yourname -> Library -> Preferences -> or Users -> yourname -> Library -> Application support are where Apple stores most user specific documents.
it could be listed like this: Users/yourUserName/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist
You then have to import them from the Safari --> File menu-->import bookmarks
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Thank you Brad- that strikes some memory. All I remember is seeing the name of the Bookmark File in a list of other files and documents. When I clicked on the file it opened, and the bookmarks were listed. I then imported the file back to Safari where it lived for the past month until today.
Should I put your suggested path into the search window in Finder?
When I type in users_carolebrodsky I get 4 Mp4 files that come up. If I add "Library" to the string I get nothing else.
Look for the third reference.
Anything generic with plist.
The MAC os has sensed the file was corrupted and wrote a new one. So hopefully it is on your machine somewhere.
Ok typed in exactly as follows:
I did this from Finder, nothing came up. I tried it from "all my files," and from "carolebrodsky."
Am I doing something wrong?
Hi Brad, have we given up?
Again here's what I typed in-
I used the underline thingie, not backslashes. Tried both ways, nothing. I guess if I don't hear from you I'll repost the question to others.
See if it is hidden:
Unhide the Library folder of Cmd + K to it in Finder.
to permanently un-hide the ~/Library/ folder, go to Terminal and enter:chflags nohidden ~/Library/
Above is what is already in the Terminal window. Do I erase that and THEN add chflags nohidden~/Library/ ??
It won't let me clear it. If I press Delete, nothing happens. I can select the text but nothing happens. I closed out Terminal and reopened. This is what it says:
Last login: Wed Jan 2 19:11:46 on ttys000unknownf81edff2c1f3:~ carolebrodsky$
This is what it looks like when I type next to the prompt: t
unknownf81edff2c1f3:~ carolebrodsky$ chflags nohidden~/Library/usage: chflags [-fhv] [-R [-H | -L | -P]] flags file ...unknownf81edff2c1f3:~ carolebrodsky$
As soon as I hit the return key the two lines below the chflags appeared...
OOOh- the Library File is now visible. There is a Bookmarks.plist file in the Safari file. When I click on that file, I get a window with computer language, looks like it's listing all the bookmarks. There are a lot, so it's hard for me to see if the missing file containing the 70 bookmarks I'm looking for is in there.
i found it- what's next? its a huge file, dont think i see the old bookmarks
Well, I got the bookmarks imported, but unfortunately the file with the missing bookmarks was not among them. Big sigh!
New bookmarks that I made yesterday were in the import- so those were stored. I'll look for variations.
Yesterday I did a "repair disk permissions" from disk utility- thinking that there might be something more insidious going on with the computer.
In rechecking the posts, I have to ask what you mean about the item being a file?
Can you explain a little more how it differs from regular book marks.
If you remember any of them, use spotlight to search and use the option to look in the files and see if it finds anything using a name of the book mark that is in the file
Ok will do..