Note: Safari v 3.2 and v4/5
Caching has changed again. As we examine exactly what is occurring, we have noted that caching seems to back in the User’s home folder in the ~/Library/Caches/Metadat/Safari/History
Note: Safari v3.1.1 and current
Caching has moved! Look for it in the /private/var/folders directory now!
When Leopard was released, Safari version 3 came to life. Safari version 3 is now available to Tiger users as well, and even on Windows XP and Vista machines! You can find Safari on the iPhone and even the iPod now. Web browsing is happening everywhere in he Mac world and it important we know a little bit about it.
Safari v3 makes use of SQLite v3 database files for its cache and history. if you happen to be a SQLite Pro, congrats, you will feel right at home here. For the rest of us, there is File Juicer. It is a wonderful application that makes a great report of everything contained within the Safari caches. Even better, it works with Safari v2 and many, many other files. I highly recommend you check it out. (Unless of course you are the SQLite Pro and want to really show off for your friends.)
Safari v3 has some options that make it quite easy for the user to delete internet browsing remnants. Be aware of the choice in the Safari preferences, and then be aware of the same setting in the
~/Library/Caches is still an excellent place to look, but if you own File Juicer, you need not waste time roaming aimlessly!
file for your investigation.