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A website I use frequently recently changed an image that, in retrospect, I need and really should have saved. With other browsers I was able to just go into the cache files and find the locally saved image that the browser stores to save time. But I'm having g issues in Safari.

I looked in a this folder and there's only one image in all the subfolders:

  • ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari

I also ran the folder

  • ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/

through an app called FruitJuicer (that extracts Cache images from the rollup) with no luck. There was only one file found: which was an icon.

What might a folder like that be named? Is mine just empty? And if so, why? I havent cleared my cache.

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It does, but the location moved to the ~/Library/Containers folder:

~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Safari/Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/WebKitCache/...

and there:

./Version\ 16/Blobs/
./Version\ 16/Records/[randomized_folder_names]/
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  • If you're looking to retrieve lost data, page caches, I had luck opening the WebKitCache folder in VS Code and performing a search (cmd+shift+f) for key words. I'm seeing gigs of intact js, css and html files all with cryptic file names. – Jun 13 at 20:25

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