Apple Safari

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Apple Safari is the default web browser included with Mac OS X. The support files for this browser are stored in the user's home directory in /Users/[username]/Library/Safari/.


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

The user directory:

On MacOS-X



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

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

The downloads history can also be found in the user directory in a binary plist file named Downloads.plist.


The Safari cache is stored in Cache.db. This file uses the SQLite database format.

On MacOS-X


Also See

Apple Safari History File Format

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