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iBackupSafari allows you to backup all your bookmarks from Safari. This can be handy when you want to use the same bookmarks on another Mac or when you have to re-install Mac OS X.

With this application it's very easy to create a backup file and restore the bookmarks from that file.

You can also restore the bookmarks on another Mac! The location of the restored bookmarks in Safari will be in the exact same place as before you created the backup file!

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Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Safari.

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F451
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Actually, I appreciate this a great deal as I told my mother to use it on here iMac. This is a real timesaver over having to explain to her where to find the files. Thanks!

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Version 1.0
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zwilliams
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Seriously? A 4.8MB application to basically do what any user can and go to ~/Library/Safari/ and select the file and then choose "Compress 'Bookmark.plist'" from the contextual menu?

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Version 1.0
Tim.dehring
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Or, go to File-->Export Bookmarks to backup, then File-->Import Bookmarks to restore.

Joris Vervuurt (Developer)
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This application is just for people who want to do it easy. Not everybody wants to go into his System folder...

And when you export the bookmarks from safari, they wont get imported in the bookmarks menu and the bookmark bar... They will be placed in a folder.

iTruth
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The fact that this restores the bookmarks bar menu is all the reason to use this. Simply backing up your book marks list does not do this.

sjk
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> Not everybody wants to go into his System folder...

~/Library/Safari isn't the System folder (i.e. /System).

> The fact that this restores the bookmarks bar menu is all the reason to use this. Simply backing up your book marks list does not do this.

Whenever I've copied ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist to a different system the Bookmarks Bar is always preserved.

iTruth
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Yes but when you restore it, are your bookmarks automatically placed back in your bookmarks bar or a separate folder?

sjk
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The Bookmarks Bar is identical on whichever system I copy ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist to. It shows up both under the toolbar and as a Bookmarks Bar collection, as expected. Ever since Safari's existed I've been copying my designated master Bookmarks.plist file to different systems and it's always worked that way. I wouldn't still be doing it if it behaved differently.

iTruth
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It appears then that there really is no purpose for this app then.

sjk
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The developer stated a purpose for it and people with little technical savvy might appreciate it.

Surely it could be smaller, and not have separate English and Netherlands versions.

I'd prefer to use rooSwitch (Lite), a more generalized app that can "backup/restore" Safari and other apps with different profiles and is only a 1.7MB download.

iTruth
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rooswitch? I've never heard of it. I'll check it out.

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Downloads 1,310
Version Downloads 1,310
Type Utilities / Backup
License Free
Date 27 Jun 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free