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Discuss Safari Prairiefire

Safari PrairiefirePosted by Balooba Sat, August 30, 2008 17:44:19
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Posted by Philip Earvolino Mon, December 04, 2017 16:32:18

Prariefire reliably crashes when attempting to check bookmarks, either a minimal selection (a dozen) or the whole list. It gets perhaps 6-8 bookmarks in and freezes. Suggestions?

Posted by George Romanakis Wed, September 13, 2017 07:23:49

After scanning, selecting and deleting duplicates, on re opening Safari all my bookmarks are missing and I have to revert to original. What am I doing wrong ?

Posted by Manuel N Crisol Sat, October 15, 2016 23:17:56

I paid but I have not gotten my registration code

Posted by Evan Auster Wed, December 09, 2015 17:47:08

I have a registered version of SP. Your update is not allowing me to use my paid for app. Where do I enter the serial number to activate this application? austerimages@me.com

Posted by LawHusick Tue, December 08, 2015 07:58:45

I paid and tried to register, but cannot.


Posted by Rob Kelly Thu, July 02, 2015 13:55:42

OS 10.10.4 (14E46)
Safari 8.0.7 (10600.7.12)
Safari Prairiefire

Simply doesn't work.

Rob Kelly

From Activity Monitor: Safari Prairiefire (Not Responding) 0.0 3.09 5 0 16601 kwshoes 0 bytes 0 bytes 0 1 8 KB 60 KB 32 bit - No No No 0 bytes 0 bytes 0 bytes 0 bytes 0 bytes No No 0 bytes

From SpinDump:

Date/Time: 2015-07-02 13:49:09 -0400

OS Version: 10.10.4 (Build 14E46)

Architecture: x86_64

Report Version: 21

Command: Safari Prairiefire

Path: /Applications/Safari Prairiefire.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari Prairiefire

Version: Safari Prairiefire (

Parent: launchd [1]

PID: 16601

Duration: 9.99s (process was unresponsive for 649 seconds before sampling)

Steps: 1000 (10ms sampling interval)

Hardware model: MacBookPro8,1

Active cpus: 4

Fan speed: 5866 rpm (+217)


Heavy format: stacks are sorted by count

Use -i and -timeline to re-report with chronological sorting


Process: Safari Prairiefire [16601]

Path: /Applications/Safari Prairiefire.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari Prairiefire

Architecture: i386

Parent: launchd [1]

UID: 502

Task size: 10594 pages

Note: Unresponsive for 649 seconds before sampling

Thread 0x198e0d 1000 samples (1-1000) priority 31

Posted by Herb Patterson Thu, June 18, 2015 15:02:04

No bookmarks are being deleted when the feedback says they are.

Explain this message to me: Safari cannot be not running at this point and will be quit. Do not start Safari."

Posted by Pena Mon, April 13, 2015 06:52:21

I tried the program with Yosemite & newest Safari. Programs starts, fetches the bookmark list but freezes even with a small selection of bookmarks. Should it work with 10.0.3?

Posted by bruce Hiland Mon, November 03, 2014 15:59:04

Waiting for my registration

Posted by Dennis Burnham Sun, May 18, 2014 20:00:56

Thank goodness for backups. Safari Prairiefire not only deletes all duplicates, it deletes absolutely everything.

Posted by David Sat, March 16, 2013 18:41:01

I ran prairiefire against my Safari Bookmarks and now Safari does not see any bookmarks. It looks as though I have completly lost all my bookmarks and have the 'startup' bookmarks which you get in a new Safari install. If I run Safari Prairiefire and select 'Get Bookmarks' I can see a list of my bookmarks, but it does not show up in Safari.

Any Ideas? Is there a way to restore my bookmarks from the backup 'plist' file?

Posted by Mary Sun, March 10, 2013 13:50:38

I registered my copy of Safari Prairiefire 2/9/13 and have yet to be able to use it successfully. It crashes every time I try to delete unwanted bookmarks. I get a 104 error. HELP!!!

Posted by Tom Thu, January 17, 2013 12:04:11

The update log says v1.9.1 it fixes the problem of reseting bookmarks to defaults. It doesn't; mine were reset to default. Also got a unhandled exception error and crash.

Posted by jack Wed, February 22, 2012 22:38:22

I don't seem to be able to complete a full Prairiefire scan anymore- it just hangs. At least, I think it's hanging- should it take longer than a full day? I've tried re-installing, and attempted it both with the latest versions of Snow Leopard and Lion. (Mac Pro, 14gb ram, quad-core). I will note that I have about 3,500 bookmarks, but there's nothing in your support docs indicating a maximum size/size limitations. Thoughts?

Posted by Balooba Tue, January 11, 2011 23:46:30

Problems launching Safari Prairiefire?

The by far most common reason is that the app was not installed correctly. Please make sure you drag the app icon from the downloaded disk image onto a folder such as the Applications folder on your hard drive. The application will not run if launched directly from the disk image.

Posted by Peter (Balooba) Fri, February 20, 2009 07:20:06

Safari Prairiefire can only verify that bookmarks work. The Find Duplicates feature will list dublicate bookmarks, i.e. links poining to the same URL. The current version will not analyze and compare the contents of folders and subfolders.

Posted by Dozza Tue, October 14, 2008 05:30:29

I'm evaluating your Prariefire products and would like to know this in advance of purchase.

I've got  about 3000+ bookmarks, many of which are duplicate, including folders and subfolders. What I would like to kno is how your product deals with the following example scenario: I have a bookmark folder called 'Photoshop', within this are two folders called 'brushes' and 'actions'. Each of these has 5 bookmarks within it. Unfortunately (i suspect due to .Mac problems), the folders 'brushes' and 'actions' have been duplicated but the duplicate folders do not contain all, but only some of the 10 URL's. Does your software only keep the folder with the most URL's within it? I'm worried that it might keep the folder with less URL's bookmarked and thi way I could loose hundreds of bookmarks!!  I'd appreciate your reply.

I have a bookmark folder