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Safari Local Storage & Odd Cookies Quesiton


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Hello Good People!

Here is a question that is certainly not critical, but is more of a curiosity.

I use OS X 10.6.8 (so far, anyway) and Safari 5.1.10. When I reset Safari or empty the cache by using
Safari- Reset (all boxes checked) or Safari-Empty Cache, a look at Finder shows that the files in
My User NameLibrary/Safari/Local Storage either are not gone or are gone & magically reappear next time I open Safari To me, this is no big deal. I suppose it is a Safari quirk or something.

But one file always re-appears in My User Name/Library/Safari/Local Storage. It is
http_www.youtube.com_0.localstorage

What I find odd is that I rarely, if ever, go to You tube (maybe once a month at most).

I don't have to go to you tube to have the file re-appear. Actually, i don't have to go to any site-just open Safari. Where does this file come from & what is putting it there?

Sometimes one with the word Facebook in the title is also there. I have never gone to Facebook & don't have an account. Goofy , huh?

Thanks for any ideas!
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A Safari reset does not remove history Meta Data. If you think otherwise, navigate to this folder:

Macintosh HD/Users/your name/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/History/
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But one file always re-appears in My User Name/Library/Safari/Local Storage. It is
http_www.youtube.com_0.localstorage
This might be tied to an extension which leverages YouTube somehow. What extensions do you have installed?

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Sometimes one with the word Facebook in the title is also there. I have never gone to Facebook & don't have an account. Goofy , huh?
Not as goofy as you may want it to be. Facebook is integrated into a whole collection of websites (including the one you're looking at right now). This could be responsible for this.

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Thanks for answering guys!

I looked in Macintosh HD/Users/your name/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/History/

At first look-
There were just 4 files in the folder. They all had this forum in the name and are time stamped within a few minutes of when I looked.
Next, I reset Safari, closed it and the files were gone.
I logged back in and the folder re-populated. (This forum's files)

I also went to Safari - Preferences - Extensions. The list is empty.
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