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Does anyone here use Xmarks? I need help (details inside).

Asked by 2davidc8 (9701points) December 10th, 2016

Xmarks had been recommended to me as way to keep browser favorites (aka, bookmarks) in sync among various devices.

But I seemed to have discovered a downside. I cannot delete any bookmarks that I no longer want! Also, I cannot put the bookmarks in a different order. When I delete a bookmark, it simply gets placed at the bottom of the list, it does not go away.

Is Xmarks responsible for this behavior? If so, how can I fix this? Their Help files have been no help. If not, what is the cause of this, and what can I try?

My PC is running Win 7 and IE 11.


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Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I’ve had trouble when Firefox or Chrome’s built-in bookmark sync fights for control with Xmarks. I have to remember to be sure the built-in setting is turned off.

I don’t see a setting like that in IE 11, but I don’t know IE well. Could some other bookmark sync be active?

2davidc8's avatar

@Call_Me_Jay Can you tell me how to edit my bookmarks in Xmarks? I delete them, but then they reappear!
It’s possible iCloud may be involved as well. Do you use iCloud?

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I don’t edit bookmarks in Xmarks, I edit them with Firefox or Chrome and Xmarks copies the changes.

I think you might have identified the culprit – the page below says iCloud does sync IE bookmarks.

How to Sync Any Browser’s Bookmarks With Your iPad or iPhone

2davidc8's avatar

@Call_Me_Jay Thanks for the tip. I think you were right. It looks like iCloud and Xmarks were fighting each other. I uninstalled Xmarks and went with iCloud because I have an iPhone and an iPad. Things are working OK now.

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