brazillion blank bookmark folders

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by akm3, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    My icloud sync seems to have gone crazy, on both my Mac and my iPhone I have hundreds and hundreds of bookmark folders that are blank (no name, no conents). I assume the sync is duplicating them. I can only seem to erase them one at a time and it takes >30 seconds to erase each one, it would literally take me days to fix. The iPhone can delete them faster but for all I know they are being created at an exponential rate.

    Any suggestions how to fix this with one swoop?
     
  2. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK, I shut off iCloud sync on both my iOS and Mac.

    Then I exported my bookmarks, deleted my ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist file, and reimported the bookmarks. This time it was running 'fast' so I could nuke all the blank folders. Mac looks good.

    iOS I shut off Bookmark syncing and had the option to delete the already synced data on the device. This makes the iOS device look good.

    Now when I turn sync back on though, I only have an option to 'merge', what is on my computer to iCloud, *not* to REPLACE iCloud's bad gajillion folders. How do I nuke the iCloud sync data for bookmarks? MobileMe had a 'replace' option that seems to be gone from iCloud.

    Help!
     

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