I cannot keep my deleted bookmarks in Chrome to stay deleted
December 9, 2012 7:08 PM   Subscribe

I have a MacBook Pro with all software updated. I have been using Google Chrome as my browser for the last year or so. I also have Google Chrome installed on my Iphone 4s, but rarely use it. For the first 6-7 month, my bookmarks synced fine between the devices and my Google accounts. About 2-3 months ago, I have started to notice that bookmarks I have deleted have started to show up in Chrome again, sometimes multiple times... I delete the unwanted bookmarks again, and they re-appear several days later. I have 'googled' my problem and it seems many people have/are experiencing this issue...

It seems to be an issue with 'syncing'. I have read countless different solutions that people have said worked for them, and none have seemed to stop this....I have turned off syncing; i have logged in & out; i have cleared my cache; i have turned sync back on. I have tried almost everything that someone suggested...

There are so many mixed theories on what the actual problem is and how to go about fixing it.

I like google chrome and would like to continue using it, but will go back to Firefox if need be....

Anyone experience this or know a definitive way to fix my problem.
posted by TwilightKid to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Another option is enabling iCloud support for Safari, which syncs bookmarks between computers and devices very nicely, IME. Chrome has built up some problems (memory usage is sky-high and Flash isn't too reliable) so I pretty much stopped using it. Safari has been working out much better for me. Good luck, whatever you decide to use.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:28 PM on December 9, 2012

Have you rolled back a computer that syncs your bookmarks to a previous version such as with a virtual machine snapshot? That could be a cause.
posted by ridogi at 7:48 PM on December 9, 2012

I don't have a solution to the Chrome syncing issue, other than to note that for my part, Chrome isn't as awesome as it used to be, and I actually prefer using Safari these days. As an added bonus, it means that Google has to work a little harder to learn about my browsing habits. The bookmark and open tab sync between Mobile and Desktop Safari via iCloud has been working great for me.
posted by Good Brain at 8:40 PM on December 10, 2012

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