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From what I was reading I thought that I had selected something that was going to add my ipod bookmarks to the ones I already had on safari on my imac, such as you would get when you import bookmarks on a pc. Instead, it wiped my bookmarks on my imac and replaced them with what I have on my ipod.

My bookmarks on my imac were extensive and organized into a multitude of folders. I don't browse much on my ipod of course because its a 3 inch screen. I sure as **** didn't want to erase my imac bookmarks for what I have on my ipod. Geez!

Is there anyway to get my old bookmarks back?
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Restore the bookmarks from your Time Machine backup that you made before you synced.

I'm guessing that you didn't make a backup? OK. Open the Finder and navigate to here:

MacIntosh HD/Users/you/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/Bookmarks/

See if your bookmarks are listed there and let us know. If they are, the format will be like this:

00229BE7-E80D-41F7-A030-7F863010A8BB.webbookmark

By double clicking on it, it will open to a bookmarked web page.
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Thanks, I took that route and was going to add the first one back to my favorites, when I noticed that all my old folders were given as options. So I checked my bookmarks again and notice all my old folders are interspersed among the links imported from my ipod bookmarks. I don't know if I just didn't notice them yesterday, or if my old bookmarks were restored to the list when I rebooted. I tend to think the latter, but I'm not sure. At any rate I am saved.

You're right that I have no time machine backup. I still have to purchase the harddrive for my backups. I'm also going to wipe my machine back to a clean install at the Apple store before I do that and then back that up before I add Leopard.

Anyway thanks for the tip. This is the kind of thing I bookmark of course, but a lot of good it'll do me to have it bookmarked if I lose my bookmarks.
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Glad it worked out for you. Always a good learning experience. Have fun and visit often.
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