How to delete all Safari Bookmarks

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Redsfan, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. Redsfan macrumors regular

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    Guess over the last number of years I have accumulated tons of useless bookmarks on ipad's, etc, and I would like to get a fresh start and test Safari on our Macbook Pro to compare to Chrome.

    Issue is that there is no easy way I can think of to delete everything I have bookmarked at this time. It would take forever to do it one by one, and when I try to delete using select all they highlight, but I don't see an option to delete? Am I missing something?

    Would start off fresh and import from chrome as I have everything split into folders as I prefer.
    Thanks
     
  2. zepman macrumors regular

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    You should be able to delete all by selecting all and press the backspace-key.

    The Reset Safari option is unfortunately removed in newer versions of Safari. But if Quit Safari and then trash ~/Library/Safari and the Safari preferences in ~/Library/Preferences it should reset Safari to default settings when you open it the next time. (I'm not completely sure about this, so please make a backup of the folders and files before you trash it in case anything goes wrong.)
     
  3. Wheelie4 macrumors regular

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    Open a new tab, press option+command+B and just highlight all the ones you want to delete and press delete key. That's the simplest way.

    Or as the previous poster (zepman) mentioned, close Safari and go into User/Library/Safari/ and delete the file Bookmark.plist
     
  4. Redsfan thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys did it the old fashioned way...and read you have to hit ctrl/edit and delete opens up. Didn't try your methods yet though, was importing from chrome and I had a ton of duplicates and old url's, etc.
     

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