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Having Problems Syncing iCloud Bookmarks Across Devices?


iCloud is mostly fantastic. For the most part, it syncs everything effortlessly. However, if you upgraded your iPhone, iPad, or other device in such a way that it deviated slightly from the approved path, you may find yourself with a bookmark mess. You fix them, you delete them, you sync them. They work! And suddenly they don’t. The Cloud has a copy of a giant mess that you can’t seem to clear out.

Fortunately, It’s not too tough to fix. Just follow the steps below and you’ll be good to go.

According to this detailed Apple Support Forum post, the trick is to use Lion 10.7.2 and Safari 5.1.1 to force a flush of the Data.

Here is a condensed version of the steps:

  1. Turn off bookmark sync on all of your devices except the Mac. When asked, tell it to delete all bookmarks.
  2. Backup current bookmarks on Mac (user/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist) by dragging a copy to your desktop.
  3. Correct bookmarks on Safari on the Mac and make a backup of that for safekeeping.
  4. Delete the bookmarks file out of you Safari Library folder to force Safari to make a new blank one (user/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist)
  5. Wait for iCloud to update.
  6. Move the corrected bookmarks file (from step 3) back into the folder. This will replace the current Bookmarks.plist file. Wait for iCloud to update
  7. Re-enable sync on all of your devices.
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