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Fix a bookmark-related crash on Safari 3 for Windows Web Browsers
When Safari 3 beta was released for Windows, I immediately tried to install it on my Windows XP machine at work. Unfortunately, the windows beta is more of an alpha, and IMHO, should never have been released. On my installation (Dutch Windows XP), Safari was crashing when trying to show bookmarks or add a new bookmark. A quick check revealed that the Bookmarks.plist file was missing.

As I did not have my Mac available to copy a bookmarks.plist file from, I tried to manually create an empty bookmarks.plist file, taking another .plist xml file as example, but alas, this did not work. Then I discovered a file named BuiltInBookmarks.plist inside the en.lproj folder: C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.resources\en.lproj. This file seems to be in a binary format (not XML), which may have caused my manually crafted .plist not to work. So here's how I solved the problem:
  1. Quit Safari
  2. Find the file BuiltInBookmarks.plist in the C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.resources\en.lproj\ folder
  3. Copy the file to the Safari preferences folder: C:\Documents and Settings\your username\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari
  4. Rename the copied file to Bookmarks.plist and start Safari
If all went well, there will be some default bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar. On my machine, Safari automatically imported bookmarks from Firefox and Internet Explorer, showing an errormessage 'Safari is missing some important resources' at some point. Restarting Safari solved the issue and bookmarks are now working fine.

NOTE: The imported bookmarks are not added to the Bookmarks menu. Choose Show All Bookmarks from the Bookmarks menu to view the imported bookmarks.
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Fix a bookmark-related crash on Safari 3 for Windows
Authored by: Bruno Grieco on Jun 14, '07 02:30:33PM

I agree, Safari 3 for windows is LAME as it can be. Not even .Mac pages load correctly.

Other way of fixing the bug is copying the whole en.lproj folder with another name. Since I use Windows XP in Portuguese, I changed it to pt.lproj.

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