SafariCacheView v1.11
Copyright (c) 2011 - 2012 Nir Sofer

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SafariCacheView is a simple utility for Windows that reads and parses the cache file of Safari Web browser (cache.db) and displays the list of all cached files in a simple table. Every cache information line includes the following information: Filename, Content Type, URL, Content Length, Server Name, Server Time, Expiration Time, Last Modified Time, Content Encoding, and Referrer.

SafariCacheView also allows you to select one or more cache items and then extract them into the desired folder or save the cache list into html/text/xml/csv file.

System Requirements

  • This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 7. By default, this utility reads the cache file (cache.db) of the current user, created by the Safari Web browser installed on your system, but you can also choose the view the cache file taken from other systems.

Versions History

  • Version 1.11:
    • Fixed bug: SafariCacheView failed to load the cache if the cache path contained non-English characters.
  • Version 1.10:
    • Added 'Stop' menu item, which allows you to stop the loading process of the cache files list.
  • Version 1.05:
    • Added 'Etag' and 'Cache-Control' columns.
  • Version 1.01:
    • Fixed a crash problem that might occur with some cache files.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Using SafariCacheView

SafariCacheView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - SafariCacheView.exe
If Safari Web browser is installed on your system, SafariCacheView automatically locates your cache file (cache.db) and displays all your cache items on the main window. You can also manually choose the desired cache file, by using the 'Advanced Options' window (F9), or by dragging the cache file from Explorer into the window of SafariCacheView.

After loading the desired cache file, you can easily select one or more cache items, and then export them into text/csv/html/xml file by using the 'Save Selected Items' option, or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C)

Extracting Cache Files

If you want to extract cached files from the cache file of Safari (cache.db), simply select one or more files, and then use the 'Copy Selected Cache Files To' option (F4) to extract the selected files into the folder that you choose.

Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save the list of Safari cache files into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of Safari cache files into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the list of Safari cache files into a comma-delimited text file.
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of Safari cache files into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of Safari cache files into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of Safari cache files into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the list of Safari cache files to XML file.
/loadfile <Cache File> Loads the specified cache filename instead of the default one.

Translating SafariCacheView to other languages

In order to translate SafariCacheView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run SafariCacheView with /savelangfile parameter:
    SafariCacheView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named SafariCacheView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of SafariCacheView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run SafariCacheView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run SafariCacheView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


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Download SafariCacheView

SafariCacheView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of SafariCacheView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'safaricacheview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed SafariCacheView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Brazilian Portuguese Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 01/05/20121.11
DutchJan Verheijen 17/03/20151.11
Dutch  10/11/20111.00
French Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 01/05/20121.11
German «Latino» auf 08/05/20171.11
Greek 09/11/20111.00
Hungarian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 24/08/20131.11
Italian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 01/05/20121.11
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 01/05/20121.11
SlovakFrantišek Fico 13/02/20171.11
Spanish Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 01/05/20121.11
Traditional Chinese York Mak 01/07/20151.11
Turkish eniyiweb 20/04/20121.10