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#27147 - 10/23/13 09:19 AM Deleting bookmarks
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.6.8 Safari 5.1.10 On my mac HD, there is a safari icon containing HTML bookmarks. There are numerous duplicates which I can't find a way to delete.
/Users/jondan/Desktop/BOOKMARKS.png (Screenshot enclosed) How can I remove the duplicates? jaybass


Edited by jaybass (10/23/13 01:19 PM) ET


Edited by cyn (10/23/13 11:24 PM)
Edit Reason: Topic moved from the "Mac OS X System" forum to the "Networking" forum.

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#27148 - 10/23/13 09:24 AM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: jaybass]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.6.8 Safari 5.1.10 On my HD there is a safari file containing HTML bookmarks. There are numerous duplicates which I can't find a way to delete.
[url=file:///bookmarks.html][url=file:///bookmarks.html][url=file:///bookmarks.html]file:///bookmarks.html[/url][/url][/url] Just how do I remove them? jaybass


Edited by jaybass (10/23/13 09:25 AM)

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#27149 - 10/23/13 09:31 AM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: jaybass]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
I thought you would be able access the bookmarks in my 2 previous posts. Please disregard that portion. jaybass

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#27150 - 10/23/13 09:39 AM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: jaybass]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Click the Bookmarks menu and select Show All Bookmarks. Select the ones that you don't want and press Delete.
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#27152 - 10/23/13 12:10 PM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: jchuzi]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Jon, I am aware of deleting from the bookmarks menu. I'm talking about the bookmarks like these...

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When I click on the Mac HD icon, they are inside a file with the safari icon and marked bookmarks html. Highlighting any one of these will not allow deletion.
Any ideas? jaybass



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#27153 - 10/23/13 12:31 PM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: jaybass]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> When I click on the Mac HD icon, they are inside a file with the safari icon and marked bookmarks html.

Please post a path to that file. OK...found it (on my deuced Mac(hina), anyway) at ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/t5wb6yrg.default/bookmarks.html, so I assume you're running Netscape 6/7/Mozilla, because I've got it as a Firefox/Mozilla file.

At any rate, that file has long mystified me, because I've never found a way to get anything into it despite the fact that I've had bookmarks in my Bookmarks Toolbar.

Do the bookmarks in your file appear in your bookmarks management pane?
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#27155 - 10/23/13 01:19 PM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: artie505]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
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Out of curiosity I went looking on my system and found bookmarks.html in Application Support, but it was with the Sunrise browser, not Firefox. confused
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#27160 - 10/23/13 06:49 PM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: artie505]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
artie, I havn't used netscape for years and I stopped using firefox about 3 years ago. I checked bookmarks management pane and the path is users/jondan/library/caches/metedata/safari/history. In history I found 2 folders...history & bookmarks. They both showed sites I had been to over the past. Here is another section of those bookmarks I'm talking about.
mozilla.org

The Mozilla Organization
SeaMonkey Project
Mozilla Products
Feedback
mozdev.org
mozillaZine
Mozilla Plug-in Information (mozdev)
Mozilla Extensions (mozdev)
Mozilla Firefox

Help and Tutorials
Customize Firefox
Get Involved
About Us
Imported IE Favorites

Toolbar Favorites

Live Home Page
Apple
Apple Support
Apple Store
.Mac
Mac OS X
Microsoft MacTopia
Office for Macintosh
MSN

I'm wondering what would happen if I dragged the safari icon into the trash. Would I lose all my other bookmarks? Now what? jaybass

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#27162 - 10/23/13 06:57 PM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: joemikeb]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Joe, I looked at application support but there wasn't anything regarding bookmarks html. As a point of interest, where should these html files be located, or does it matter? Anyway, I'm still no further ahead. jaybass

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#27163 - 10/23/13 09:47 PM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: jaybass]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> I'm wondering what would happen if I dragged the safari icon into the trash. Would I lose all my other bookmarks?

I just trashed the contents of ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/Bookmarks with no ill effects on my "real" bookmarks. (In my 10.6.8 the Bookmarks and History folders are within the Safari folder.)

I'm still at a loss as to which Safari icon you want to drag to the trash; please post a path to it.

Edit: Your "real" bookmarks are located at ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist; I've got zero idea what the cache is about.


Edited by artie505 (10/24/13 02:11 AM)
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#27171 - 10/24/13 06:49 AM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: jaybass]
alternaut Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
That bookmarks.html file is a standard bookmarks repository for various browsers. This particular one must have been moved, copied or exported from its original location. You can open it (double-click or use Open File...) and see its constituent bookmarks, but your browser cannot do anything with them as long as the file isn't (part of) its 'regular' bookmarks file.

You can incorporate those bookmarks by importing the file into your browser's actual bookmarks file and delete them from there. But it's of course a lot easier to simply delete the file by moving it to the Trash in the Finder. If you worry about losing your 'other' bookmarks, use your browser's Export Bookmarks... option or follow Artie's path to make a backup (if you haven't done that already by other means). Then compare the two files.


Edited by alternaut (10/24/13 10:44 AM)
Edit Reason: fixed markup error
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#27173 - 10/24/13 07:28 AM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: alternaut]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
alternaut, Thanks for that. After my last post, I began to think about when I was using firefox and I do recall transferring those bookmarks. I'll do as you suggest and export them, then trash the duplicates and whatever else I don't need. I'll let you know how it goes. jaybass

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#27174 - 10/24/13 07:46 AM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: jaybass]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Those bookmarks have been exported and then I deleted everything I didn't need.
jaybass

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#34981 - 07/07/15 03:25 AM Re: Deleting bookmarks [Re: jaybass]
RandyJR Offline


Registered: 07/05/15
i found great app for deleting duplicated bookmarks in safari:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/bookmarks-duplicates-cleaner/id984977589?mt=12&ls=1
It is great!

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