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    Lost bookmarks after restoring OS X LION

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    Hello everyone, this is my last hope.
    Ive searched everywhere on the internet but cannot find an answer to my problem.
    I recently restored my father's MBP to Lion.
    This is my problem,
    I have lost all his bookmarks from Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.
    I had time machine backups,
    I checked in Library-Application Support, but Safari's folder is nowhere to be found, in the google folder there is another folder called Chrome, but in this folder, Theres no DEFAULT its just External Extentions. Also I cannot find any Firefox folder, it's just a folder called Mozilla, and there is also no Safari folder...

    Really Strange!
    PLEASE HELP ME!!

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    Lost bookmarks after restoring OS X LION
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    The bookmark file for Safari is located here:

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

    Note however, Lion hides the user Library. In order to display the user Library and its files do this:

    Open the Finder. Click on "Go" from the top menu. Now click on "Go to folder" and enter "Library" in the dialog box that opens. From there you can navigate to the bookmarks.plist file. Restoring that file from the Time Machine backup should restore all the Safari bookmarks.

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    Lost bookmarks after restoring OS X LION

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    First, I am trying to find them on my Time Machine backups, second as I said, the /Library/ folder isnt there!
    See in the picture here

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    Lost bookmarks after restoring OS X LION
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    Did you read this part of my reply?

    Note however, Lion hides the user Library. In order to display the user Library and its files do this:

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