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Delete Bookmarks From iPod Touch?

19052 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2008 1:55 PM by Amy Rothstein RSS
Reuben Feffer Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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Jan 25, 2008 4:54 AM
How do you delete/wipe your bookmarks off your iPod Touch? I synced all of my Safari Bookmarks to my iPod Touch, but I've changed my mind. I don't want my bookmarks on my iPod Touch anymore. I can't find any obvious way of deleting or removing them, which seems like a massive design flaw.
17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • cat5557 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jan 25, 2008 5:00 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)
    Can't you just go into Safari , click the book symbol then Edit and click the circle?
    iMac 2.16 Intel core duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 1 GB 667 DDR2 SD RAM
  • Ed Wiser Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2008 5:14 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)
    Go to bookmarks in Safari on the bottom left hand side touch the edit button
    touch the Red minus button to delete a bookmark.
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • REBELinBLUE Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2008 8:36 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)
    Yeah they are 2 folders that "normal" Safari doesn't let you delete, so for some reason Mobile Safari doesn't either, even though it has no use for them
    20" iMac and Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Stephen Banks Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2008 8:51 AM (in response to REBELinBLUE)
    aye this really stinks IMHO, I hate having these 2 folders there all the time. You are limited in the viewing space of bookmarks so losing space to these 2 is very annoying. Only way to get rid of that I know is to full reset and reload and do not ever sync with your desktop.
    PBG4 15 / 1000, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
  • SergZak Level 4 Level 4 (3,285 points)
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    Jan 25, 2008 9:06 AM (in response to Stephen Banks)
    Here's an idea...

    Export/backup all of your Safari/Internet Explorer bookmarks (depending on where you're syncing them from) and keep them is a safe place. Then delete all bookmarks/folders from your browser. Now sync your bookmarks with the touch but be sure to checkmark the "overwrite all bookmarks" (or whatever it's called) option. After syncing, import your bookmarks back into your browser from your bookmarks backup. Note that after importing them back in, they will likely be in alphabetical order rather than the date added order. I have not tried this but it just may work.
    Windows XP Pro, PC, 4GB iPod nano 2nd gen, 8GB iPod touch
  • Stephen Banks Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
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    Jan 25, 2008 9:07 AM (in response to SergZak)
    I tried that - in fact I even opened up the Bookmarks.plist file in the library and deleted those 2 folder entries! No luck, I think once they are on the Touch they are protected. Maybe in the future we can delete them. I noticed if you sync your bookmarks with .mac you have the same problem via the .mac web bookmarks.
    PBG4 15 / 1000, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
  • SergZak Level 4 Level 4 (3,285 points)
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    Jan 25, 2008 9:13 AM (in response to Stephen Banks)
    Ok, now I see that you're on a Mac. This may just work in Windows...I will try it eventually and see what happens.
    Windows XP Pro, PC, 4GB iPod nano 2nd gen, 8GB iPod touch
  • Amy Rothstein Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 2, 2008 1:55 PM (in response to Reuben Feffer)
    The only way I could get rid of these folders was to restore the Touch to the factory settings.

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