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/.

Locations

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

The user directory:

On MacOS-X

/Users/$USER/Library/Safari/

The cache directory:

On MacOS-X

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

History

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.

Cache

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

This file uses the SQLite database format.

Also See

Apple Safari History File Format

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