Recover Deleted Safari Bookmarks on Mac with or without Time Machine

Somei LiamUpdated by Somei Liam / Jan 29, 2021 16:30

Just like other saved files, you can recover deleted Safari bookmarks on Mac. Though you cannot get Safari bookmarks back from the Trash Bin or elsewhere directly. If you have backed up Mac with Time Machine regularly, you can get favorites back on Safari.

Of course, you can also recover deleted Safari bookmarks without Time Machine. Here you can try the professional Mac data recovery software to access the deleted or lost Safari bookmarks quickly and safely.

No matter you have a Time Machine backup or not, you can recover deleted Safari bookmarks and browsing history on Mac with ease. Just read and learn how to get Safari back on Mac.

If you want to konw something about backup iPhone safari bookmarks, you refer to how to backup iPhone safari bookmarks.

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Guide

Guide List

1. How to Create Safari Bookmark on Mac

By clicking a bookmark, you can visit a page on Safari quickly. Furthermore, you can rearrange and organize Safari bookmarks into folders based on your needs. It is your own library for all useful webpages.

Step 1Open Safari app on Mac. Then go to the website you want to add into Safari bookmark sidebar.

Step 2Click the Share icon on the top right corner of Safari toolbar.

Step 3Choose Add Bookmark from its drop-down list.

Step 4Enter a brief name or add a description to the Safari bookmark. You can save the Safari bookmark to Favorites or other folders.

Step 5Click Add to add a bookmark to Safari browser.

add safari bookmark

2. How to Delete Safari Bookmark on Mac

Sometimes you need to delete outdated or private bookmarks from Safari. Well, when you delete Safari bookmarks, your safari history and all RSS feeds still exist. If you uninstall Safari by mistake, you can reinstall Safari to get Safari back on Mac without losing data.

Step 1Open Safari.

Step 2Choose Edit Bookmarks from the Safari drop-down list on the top.

Step 3Browse and select the bookmark you want to remove from the left Bookmark sidebar.

Step 4Right-click on it and choose Delete. Now you can delete a bookmark in Safari on Mac.

delete safari bookmark

3. How to Recover Safari Bookmark on Mac

Both Time Machine and third-party data recovery software can help you recover deleted Safari bookmarks on Mac. If you want to recover recently deleted bookmarks that have not been backed up, you can turn to Mac data recovery software for help.

Method 1: How to Recover Deleted Safari Bookmarks without Time Machine Quickly

FoneLab Data Retriever can scan and make all deleted and existing Safari bookmarks visible. Thus, you can recover deleted Safari bookmarks on Mac due to browser crashes, formatting, deletion and other reasons. Safari bookmarks are saved as Bookmarks.plist. You can follow Home/Directory/Library/Safari to find Safari bookmarks quickly.

  1. Recover Safari bookmarks, history and other related data on Mac without backup.
  2. Scan for deleted or lost Safari bookmarks through Quick Scan and Deep Scan modes.
  3. Search and filter the certain Safari bookmark from various similar items.
  4. No data overwritten or modifying during Safari bookmark recovery on Mac.
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Step 1Free download, install and launch Mac data recovery. Click Start under Mac Data Recovery to enter into the main interface.

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Step 2Select the disk partition and data type that your deleted Safari bookmarks belong to.

choose file type

Step 3Click Scan to start the Quick Scan mode. The scanning result will display in the main interface quickly.

quick scan

Step 4Type Safari in the Search engine on the top. Sooner, you can get all Safari files in categories. Select files and click “Recover” to recover deleted Safari bookmarks on Mac.

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Method 2: How to Recover Deleted Safari Bookmarks from Time Machine Backup

If you have backed up safari bookmarks before, you can get Safari back on Mac from Time Machine backup too. You can decide whether to keep originals or have both Safari bookmarks on Mac.

Step 1Open Finder. Choose Go to Folder from the Go drop-down list.

Step 2Enter ~/Library and click Go to locate Library.

Step 3Open the Safari folder. You can see a file named Bookmarks.plist that contain all Safari bookmarks.

Step 4Run Time Machine and select Enter Time Machine.

Step 5Choose the time that you deleted bookmarks in Safari by accident.

Step 6Click Restore to recover deleted Safari bookmarks on Mac with Time Machine.

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Conclusion

These are two common ways to recover deleted Safari bookmarks on Mac. Of course, you can recover deleted history on Mac from Chrome, Safari, Firefox and other browsers with or without backup too.

Also, you can refer to how to backup Safari history to know more about Safari history backup.

Sadly, Time Machine may not work occasionally because of corruption or other reasons. If you want to get a lightweight way to get Safari back on Mac, you can free download Data Retriever to have a try.

FoneLab Data Retriever
FoneLab Data Retriever

FoneLab Data Retriever - recover the lost/deleted data from computer, hard drive, flash drive, memory card, digital camera and more.

  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before recovery.
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