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    I have lost some of my bookmarks. Referring to prior posts they tell me to open time machine and go to my user account. I click on my name and then don't know where to go.

    Thanks for the help

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    Bookmarks for which browser? Safari? Chrome? Firefox? Opera?

    Safari bookmarks are located here:

    /Users/your user name/Library/Safari/bookmarks.plist

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    Sorry to be so "stupid", but where do I find "user"

    Yes, I'm using Safari

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    'Go' in the Menu Bar > Computer > Computer Name > Users.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    OK - I Go to the menu bar - click on computer - then I see Macintosh HD (no specific computer name) then I tried clicking on Macintosh HD - and library (It showed many items, but none of them were Safari) So instead of selecting library I selected users and my name. After that selection library was not a choice.

    All of that was before going into time machine. If I went into time machine I could not find a way to get to the menu bar sequence. ????

    Thanks

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    P.S. Going to bed - will check for your response in the morning

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    Are you there?

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    When you open a specific Time Machine backup (by date and or time) it should look exactly like you opened the Finder. Are you not seeing that?

    From the Finder like dialog in Time Machine you can navigate to the specific folder or file you're seeking, right click on it and then select restore. You'll be asked where you wish to restore it, original location or somewhere else.

    Let me know if you're at least seeing what I described above and we can go from there.

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    What version of OS X are you running? The file that you need to see may be "hidden" in the Time Machine backup. I can't check at the moment. If you aare on 10.7 or 10.8 let us know.
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    I'm on 10.8.4

    Give me some time to do as you suggest. I have a house full of company just now.

    Thanks

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    I start at my desktop with finder shown at the top of the screen. When I open a time machine by date - I am shown Desktop. How do I get to finder?

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    I had time to do a bit of investigating. Under 10.7 and 10.8 the file you need is hidden normally so it is hidden in the Time Machine backup. Here's something that should "unhide" the file and restore a working copy:

    1. While in the Finder (before entering Time Machine) go to the Go menu and choose "Go To Folder"
    2. In the sheet that appears type ~/Library/Safari
    3. Now launch Time Machine like you are going to restore a file.
    4 You should see the same Safari folder in Time Machine that was selected before you opened Time Machine.
    5. Use the tick marks on the right side to scroll back to a date where the bookmarks were present.
    6. Click on the file Bookmarks.plist and choose Restore.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

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    I am shown your response at at 3:31AM - where does this posting live?

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    When I click on Go I don't see a folder - ?

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    More specifically I don't see a "Go To Folder"

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