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Phong Tran updated September 9, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Description

In OS X Yosemite, the "Reset Safari" option has been removed so you will need to manually reset settings in Safari.

Here is a list of steps to take in order to manually reset Safari:

A. Backup Safari Folder

This step will save your Safari folder onto the desktop with a date stamp

  1. Open Terminal and paste the following:

    mv ~/Library/Safari ~/Desktop/Safari-`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S` 

B. Wipe old Safari settings

This step completely wipes all of your Safari settings .

  1. In Terminal, paste the following:

    rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/Apple\ -\ Safari\ -\ Safari\ Extensions\ Gallery 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.WebKit.PluginProcess 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Cookies/Cookies.binarycookies 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/Apple\ -\ Safari\ -\ Safari\ Extensions\ Gallery 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.LSSharedFileList.plist 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.RSS.plist 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.WebFoundation.plist 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.WebKit.PluginHost.plist 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.WebKit.PluginProcess.plist 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/PubSub/Database 
    
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/com.apple.Safari.savedState 

C. Clear Website Data

  1. Navigate to " Safari > Preferences > Privacy Safari > Preferences > Privacy "
  2. Select " Remove All Website Data... Remove All Website Data... " and confirm that you want to remove all website data.


D. Remove Saved Names and Passwords

  1. Navigate to " Safari > Preferences > Passwords Safari > Preferences > Passwords "
  2. Select " Remove All Remove All " and confirm that you want to remove all saved website preferences for name and passwords.


E. Remove AutoFill Form text

  1. In Safari Preferences, navigate to "Autofill"
  2. If you do not want to AutoFill web forms, uncheck all options.
  3. For "User names and passwords", "Credit cards ", and "Other forms", select "Edit" and remove all saved information.

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