Safari - Troubleshooting


can’t access ~/Library/Safari/

I can neither cd to this directory nor list its files even though I am the owner and permissions seem to be okay (755) - I keep on getting Operation not permitted error even when using sudo.

solution

for some strange reason this directory can be accessed with Finder app only.

history entry can’t be deleted

when I press Del button, the next history entry is selected without deleting current one. clicking Delete menu item in context menu has no effect as well.

solution

  1. https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/316943/cant-delete-safari-history-entry-on-mac

this happened right after I imported history from Google Chrome so the first tip is to avoid importing history (bookmarks were imported without a hitch).

if you already have the problem, it might help to delete History.db* files in ~/Library/Safari/ directory and restart the browser (or even OS) - maybe they got corrupted while importing history.

also you might try to remove ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/ directory.

Safari doesn’t load the page after entering URL

see the previous issue - symptoms and solution are the same.