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Portable Safari

Copy local preferences

You can copy your user preferences folder to Portable Safari when Copy preferences window ask you. So, if you wish to use your bookmarks, history, preferences you already have, run Portable Safari on your system and click Copy when prompt.
Warning: Data and passwords stored with Keychain are not portable!

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This will copy your ~/Library/Application Support/Safari folder and ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist file to Portable Safari. Preference file and folder are inside the application bundle: Portable Safari.app/Contents/Resources/Library/.
A confirm window will show preferences size and space available. You can confirm or cancel.

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If copy will take some time a task bar give you a feedback.

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A pop up window confirm the end of preferences copy or advice if an error occurred.

Copy preferences done popupCopy preferences error popup

You will prompt when preferences size is greater than space available on your drive. This will not copy existing Safari preferences.

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Don't Copy

This will allow you to copy your preferences next time you will open Portable Safari.


This will never ask you to copy local preferences to Portable Safari. Remove file "Portable Safari.app/Contents/Resources/CopyPref_Done" to copy preferences again.