iCloud ruined my bookmarks with thousands of duplicates

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Natesac, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Natesac macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    somehow when merging my mobileme bookmarks with my icloud one of my bookmarks (an instapaper bookmarklet) got copied a few thousand times. Not sure how it happened but I think its causing other problems.

    I am trying to use my iphone to delete them but its taking forever. is there any way to access my mobile me bookmarks from the web or from a computer to make this go faster? or any way to just delete all my bookmarks and start over?
  2. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty

    Jan 15, 2007
    It's a known issue if you read the Change Log from your developer account.
  3. kendo88 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2010
    I have this issue too, and have to have bookmarks turned off on both my icloud and my mobileme accounts now. I know it is an issue and is in the release notes.

    But as the OP says, I too am trying to find a way to delete all of the thousands of bookmarks, with the mobileme control panel there was a way, I cannot think of a way with icloud though
  4. treyb macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2008
    It should be easy to edit these once you have you mac sinced with all your devices. you should be able to delete the duplicates and hopefully that would push to the cloud thus deleting the duplicates from your device.
  5. Balooba macrumors member

    May 27, 2003
    Removing duplicates

    Removing duplicates manually is fine if we are talking about dozens, but not if you have hundreds or thousands... There are software that make this automatically. Safari Prairiefire removed 4000+ of my duplicates that iCloud introduced.

    Of course, I still had to correct the sync issue but this way I got a clean bookmarks file to start with.

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