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Apple Safari is the default [[Web Browser|web browser]] included with [[Mac OS X]]. The support files for this browser are stored in the user's home directory in <tt>/Users/[username]/Library/Safari/</tt>.
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Apple Safari is the default [[Web Browser|web browser]] included with [[Mac OS X]].
  
== Browser History ==
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== Locations ==
{{main|Apple Safari History File Format}}
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The Safari browser uses different locations to store different kind of information.
The Safari browser history is stored in an XML file, <tt>History.plist</tt> in the Safari directory for each user.
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The user directory:
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On MacOS-X
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/Users/$USER/Library/Safari/
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</pre>
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On Windows XP
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C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\
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</pre>
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On Windows 7
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C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Safari\
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</pre>
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The cache directory:
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On MacOS-X
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/Users/$USER/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/
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</pre>
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On Windows XP
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C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\
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</pre>
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On Windows 7
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C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\Safari\
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</pre>
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== History ==
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The browser history is stored in a [[Property list | binary plist file]] named '''History.plist''' in the user directory.
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For each web site, the program records the URL visited, the date and time of the last visit, and the number of times the site has been visited.
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The date and time values are stored as a floating point value containing the number of seconds since Jan 1, 2001 00:00:00 UTC.
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== Downloads ==
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The downloads history is stored in a [[Property list | plist file]] named '''Downloads.plist''' in the user directory.
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== Last Session ==
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The browser last session information is stored in a [[Property list | plist file]] named '''LastSession.plist''' in the user directory.
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== Cache ==
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The Safari cache is stored in '''Cache.db''' in the cache directory.
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This file uses the [[SQLite database format]].
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
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* [http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/safari/ Official website]
 
* [http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/safari/ Official website]
 
* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/files/Safari_Cache.db_Revisited.pdf Safari Cache Revisited] by Sean Cavanaugh
 
* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/files/Safari_Cache.db_Revisited.pdf Safari Cache Revisited] by Sean Cavanaugh
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* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/MacsAndOS/Analysis/HowTo/SafariBrowserAnalysis/SafariBrowserAnalysis.html Analyzing Apple Safari Artifacts], by Selena Ley
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== Tools ==
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* [http://jafat.sourceforge.net/ J.A.F.A.T. Archive of Forensics Analysis Tools] home of Safari Forensic Tools (SFT)
  
[[Category:Mac OS X]]
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[[Category:Applications]]
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[[Category:Web Browsers]]

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Apple Safari is the default web browser included with Mac OS X.

Locations

The Safari browser uses different locations to store different kind of information.

The user directory:

On MacOS-X

/Users/$USER/Library/Safari/

On Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\

On Windows 7

C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Safari\

The cache directory:

On MacOS-X

/Users/$USER/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/

On Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\

On Windows 7

C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\Safari\

History

The browser history is stored in a binary plist file named History.plist in the user directory.

For each web site, the program records the URL visited, the date and time of the last visit, and the number of times the site has been visited.

The date and time values are stored as a floating point value containing the number of seconds since Jan 1, 2001 00:00:00 UTC.

Downloads

The downloads history is stored in a plist file named Downloads.plist in the user directory.

Last Session

The browser last session information is stored in a plist file named LastSession.plist in the user directory.

Cache

The Safari cache is stored in Cache.db in the cache directory.

This file uses the SQLite database format.

External Links

Tools