How to Find Deleted Safari History on Mac

Mac comes with a built-in backup feature called Time Machine. Using the Time Machine feature, you can automatically back up all types of files, including system files, music, apps, photos, and of course, Safari history.

However, if you’ve never used Time Machine and deleted your Safari history, there is another powerful data recovery option that you can use on behalf of data recovery software. With this data recovery software, you can easily recover all deleted Safari history, bookmarks, and other types of data on Mac. Then you can open the recovered files to check the deleted history, including time, date, URL, etc.

1.Data Recovery Software

1. Download the data recovery app to your Mac. At this point, install and run the program. Disk Drill is the recommended tool in this case.

2. On the displayed home page of the program, you need to select the data type and location of the lost data so that you can find your deleted data. Since you intend to recover deleted Safari history, you need to select the “Others” option and the specific hard drive that stores the installed Safari on your Mac.

3. In the lower right corner of the software’s main interface, you can select Home or Scan. Click Scan, and the program will automatically start Quick Scan. If Quick Scan cannot find the data you need, you can try Deep Scan. Depending on disk space, Deep Scan can take several hours and include recovery of more deleted files.

4. After the scanning process is complete. You need to find the deleted Safari history on your Mac device. In the search bar, just type / Library / Safari and then click the Filter function button.

5. From the list of filtered files displayed, find the file or files that have the .db suffix. It should be noted that if you are using earlier versions of Safari, then the files will have a .plist suffix.

6. Select the file / s using the .db or .plist suffix and click the Recover option displayed at the bottom right.

7. If you want to view Safari history on Mac, you can use SQLite Browser to open and view db File. You can see deleted history, date, time, and url information. To open .plist files, you can use the plist editor or text editor.Database Browser

Besides finding deleted Safari history, data recovery software can also help recover deleted PDF, Excel, emails, photos, and more from your Mac device.

Find Deleted Safari History on Mac with Time Machine

It is possible to find all deleted files, such as Safari history on Mac, provided that the data is backed up. So make sure you set up Time Machine on your Mac. It is also important to note that if you use Time Machine to recover your deleted Safari history, the recovery will be complete. And therefore, to protect your current Safari website data from being deleted during the data recovery process, you must back up your data.

1. Close or exit Safari on Mac and start Time Machine.

2. Remember to connect your backup drive to your Mac.

3. From Finder, you have to pull down the Go menu, then select Go to Folder and type / enter the path ~ / Library / Safari.

4. You will be taken to the Safari directory interface. In the interface, search for and select the history .db file. However, if you are using older versions of Safari, history .plist may be in place of the filename.

5. In the upper right corner of the screen or interface, you must expand the Time Machine menu and click the Enter Time Machine option button.

6. Once in Time Machine, browse the available Safari history data and select the specific browsing date you want to recover. Just click on Recover for the selected browsing data to be recovered.

7. After Time Machine finishes recovering deleted Safari history, you can access it. Restart your Mac Safari, go to the History section in Safari, open its menu, and choose an option. Show all stories. Now you will be able to see the previously deleted Safari browsing data recovered.

How to find your browsing history in Safari

As a Safari user, you need to understand that it is quite simple and easy to find and retrieve your personal browsing history. The URL lists that you have viewed privately are usually stored in a visible database file. To find and view or delete your personal Safari browsing history in the database file, you must use the SQLite Browser as recommended by Lifehacker.

For Safari Mac users:

1. Open Finder

2. Press Go MENU

3. Hold the Option Key or Substitute key and when the Library appears, click on it.

4. Open the Safari folder.

5. Inside the open Safari folder, find the WebpageIcons.db file and drag and drop it into the SQLite Browser.

6. In the SQLite window, go to the Data View tab.

7. From the “Table” menu, select “Page URL,” and as a result, a list of visited websites will be displayed in the window.

For Safari Windows users:

1. Click Start and start opening your computer. Navigate to the C: drive window.

2. In the upper right corner is the search bar. Click on the search bar and enter WebpageIcons and note its path. The path will be something like C: \ Users \ David \ AppData \ Local \ AppleComputer \ Safari )

3. Launch SQLite Browser and click Open Database and then select WebpageIcons.db.

4. In the SQLite window, go to the Data View tab.

5. From the table menu, select Page URL, and you will see a list of URLs in the window.

Finally, if you want to delete your Safari personal browsing history manually, you need to either physically and periodically clear the WebpageIcons.db file or select Clear History and Site Data.

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