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1 set of bookmarks on all devices?

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Pier Rodelon Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Oct 23, 2011 4:05 PM

Got iMac, iPahon Macbook Air, and iPad.

 

Each has a set of bookmarks with more or less the same things but many things with different names.

 

Now I get dozens of duplicates in all bookmarks as iCloud "syncs"

 

Any way to get just 1 set across all three?

 

Will this work:

 

1. Turn of iCould Bookmark sync

2. Del bookmarks on three of four devices.

3. Repair remaining set of bookmarks as desired.

4. turn on iCloud sync again.

 

Thanks

  • Paul Conaway Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Oct 23, 2011 5:34 PM (in response to Pier Rodelon)

    Pier, my concern would be deleting the bookmarks from the other 3 devices and then when you turn on sync again it deletes the bookmarks on the 4th device. How about trying this: Turn off syncing and then fix the bookmarks on one device and then turn on syncing again. Have you tried this? Let me know if that worked. I keep having to delete duplicate notes (mail & notes item on icloud sync)

     

    Paul

    MacBook Pro 2.53Ghz i5 4.0GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Paul Conaway Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Oct 24, 2011 3:16 AM (in response to Pier Rodelon)

    You are correct there is no master device in icloud.

    MacBook Pro 2.53Ghz i5 4.0GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Paul Conaway Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Oct 24, 2011 3:55 PM (in response to Pier Rodelon)

    Glad everything worked out for you.

    MacBook Pro 2.53Ghz i5 4.0GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Laurence Parks Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 29, 2011 6:44 PM (in response to Paul Conaway)

    This worked for me. Thanks!

     

    My problem was on my iPhone 4S with iOS5. I got a photo app that needed to reference FaceBook. When I attempted to log in to FB, nothing worked but it sent me on an endless loop creating multiple Bookmark Menu/Bookmark Bar folders. The next time syncing took place I was adding 3743 bookbarks. Ouch!!

     

    I tried deleting the extra folders in Safari on my Macbook which seemed to work. Then a few minutes later they all came roaring back. My support search found your tip - for which I am truly grateful.

     

    Larry

  • Denny Powell Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 19, 2011 7:43 AM (in response to Pier Rodelon)

    This took me a alot of playing around to get things working correctly. I was having the exact same duplication issues everyone else was having. Here's how I managed to get things working correctly.

     

    1. Turn off bookmark syncing on every single OS X and iOS 5 device you own.

    2. Select a "master" computer where you can clean up your bookmarks. Export your current bookmarks to play it safe.

    3. Now clean up your bookmarks so they are setup exactly how you want them. While you're doing this make sure you deleted every single "folder" listed in the bookmarks pane on the left side of the browser window. The actual book marks that are displayed are the ones listed under the "collections" line. The blue extras being sync from iCloud.

    4. Exported the "clean" bookmarks.

    5. Turn on iCloud bookmarks syncing and agree to the merge.

    6. Go to every other OS X and iOS device and delete bookmark on all these devices.

    7. By now the only thing on iCloud will be the cleaned up bookmarks from the "master" computer. Turn on iCloud bookmarks syncing on one of your devices and wait for the bookmarks to sync.

    8. Once you know that the second device has synced correctly (it will if you deleted all the extra stuff as directed) then try your next device and continue with all your remaining devices.

     

    This will work as you expect it to as long as you clean EVERYTHING out of the folder collections from the "master" computer. From this point forward things will sync nicely.

     

    Hope this helps!

  • bpassan2007 Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2011 7:42 PM (in response to Pier Rodelon)

    Thanks for this thread.    It was helpful.  

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