12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2012 3:24 AM by Karl-Juergen Ruegge
hanggjun Level 1 Level 1

I have two Mac and two iOS devices.

  After OS X 10.7.2 update, iCloud bookmark sync is not working only on my iMac.

 

I tried reseting bookmark sync, deleting bookmark.plist, reinstalling Safari & iTunes even OS update,

  But bookmark syncing is still not working!

 

Another functions of iCloud are working well,

  Just bookmark syncing on my iMac...

  Please help me


Mac OS X (10.7.2), iCloud
Reply by keithwbacon on Nov 2, 2011 9:04 PM Helpful

All fixed on my end now.  No more safaridavclient taking 8gb of ram at 100% cpu

 

This is what I did, hope it works for you - don't do this if you never use the commandline

 

~/Library/Safari  copied to a folder on desktop for backup

In safari exported bookmarks for backup

removed all bookmarks that had javascript in it

let safaridavclient run for 10 minutes at 100%

 

killed safaridavclient

stopped iCloud bookmark syncing

rm -Rf ~/Library/Safari

rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.safar*

rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safar*

rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safa*

rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.safa*

 

reopen safari

wait until it rebuilds and open apple.com

quit safari

start iCloud bookmark syncing

wait 15 minutes

bookmarks may be back, you can delete them or keep them if they are good

i deleted them and imported the good bookmarks

Turned on iphone and iPad bookmark syncing

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  • keithwbacon Level 1 Level 1

    I have something similar.

     

    ipad2 and iphone4 on ios5, mbp-2010 on 10.7.2   Everything else syncs.

     

    icloud syncs bookmarks for 1/10th of the bookmarks from the mbp to the iphone4.

  • johnfromoh Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same problem.  Bookmarks appear to be syncing between my iOS devices, but not my iMac.  Other items are syncing properly such as contacts and mail.  I have verified everything is configured properly, but no luck.

  • Durdan Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having the same issue.

    Bookmarks sync with macbook air and iphone 4s, but not on the imac.

  • hanggjun Level 1 Level 1

    I tried logoff iCloud in my all devices,

    after that, even MacBook Pro's bookmarks (previously synced well) isn't synced...

      Bookmark sync only works in iOS devices.

     

    Please be careful using iCloud on your MacBook Air.

  • dvanstone Level 1 Level 1

    I was running into a similar issue today where I could not get safari bookmarks synced between my iMac and my MacBook Pro. Here is a workaround that's a bit of a pain, but has worked well for me so far:

     

         1. Quit Safari

         2. in System Preferences -> iCloud ->  uncheck the 'Bookmarks' box, and then check it again.

         3. Click "yes" to merge

     

    Now when you open safari, the bookmarks will be synced.

     

    Hope that helps.

  • Emmanuel LB Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Dvanstone. It's working now between my iMac and other Apple devices .

  • hanggjun Level 1 Level 1

    Unfortunately, it doesn't work for my Macs

     

    I think your advice is similar to Apple's solution... but Safari or Lion might have some errors.  

  • keithwbacon Level 1 Level 1

    All fixed on my end now.  No more safaridavclient taking 8gb of ram at 100% cpu

     

    This is what I did, hope it works for you - don't do this if you never use the commandline

     

    ~/Library/Safari  copied to a folder on desktop for backup

    In safari exported bookmarks for backup

    removed all bookmarks that had javascript in it

    let safaridavclient run for 10 minutes at 100%

     

    killed safaridavclient

    stopped iCloud bookmark syncing

    rm -Rf ~/Library/Safari

    rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.safar*

    rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safar*

    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safa*

    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.safa*

     

    reopen safari

    wait until it rebuilds and open apple.com

    quit safari

    start iCloud bookmark syncing

    wait 15 minutes

    bookmarks may be back, you can delete them or keep them if they are good

    i deleted them and imported the good bookmarks

    Turned on iphone and iPad bookmark syncing

  • hanggjun Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, it works in my MacBook!

     

    Although my iMac still cannot sync bookmarks,

    but I found out that SafariDAVClient process is not working, it disappears few seconds after launching.

     

    Thanks for your help

  • revetwelch Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Dvanstone.

    It works for me too.

  • Karl-Juergen Ruegge Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem here!

    Lion 10.7.5 on MacBook 2007.

     

    SafariDavClient is only active once after enabling the iCloud for Safari.

     

    I thing the SafariDavClient should be launched automatically if I switched on iCLoud Sync fo Safari ona regular basis, but it does'nt.

     

    Apple is doing nothing about this eror, only making great an shinning commercials about the great iCloud sync. Apple *****. Apple is not willing to fix bugs.

     

    Maybe a solution could be that a plist file has to be placed in the LaunchDeamons folder for the SafariDavClient?

  • Karl-Juergen Ruegge Level 1 Level 1

    I found out that Bookmark Sync is only every 23h, so if you switch on iCloud Safari Syncing, it's done immediately and then every 23h. I found a solution to adjust the time as following:

     

    • copy com.apple.safaridavclient.plist from /System/Library/LaunchAgents to /Users/myUser/Library/LaunchAgents/
    • open  /Users/myUser/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.safaridavclient.plist with double click
    • Change StartInterval from 82800 to 120 (seems to be secounds), or annother value
    • logout your user and login