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Delete 800 bookmarks on droid at same time?!? Help!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by twiy06, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. twiy06

    twiy06 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I ruined my droid!! :(:mad::eek:

    I stupidly imported my firefox bookmarks into the droid and didnt realize that there would not be folders.

    So now i have 800+ bookmarks in my droid!!!

    How do i delete them all. I realized i dont need all my bookmarks on the droid.

    Please. Help!

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    Wow :eek:

    I don't know a way to Batch delete them so I suppose a factory reset may be your Fastest bet.

    Anyone else have any more suggestions though?
  3. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast

    Maybe try and find the bookmark folder in astro and batch delete from there
  4. DA717

    DA717 Member

    did you try going in the browser settings -> advance setting -> reset to default?
  5. twiy06

    twiy06 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I tried restoring to default. it doesnt wipe the bookmarks!

    I tried going into the phone using a file explorer and navigating to ect/bookmarks.xml but i cant edit or delete the file.

    Is there any way to edit files on the phone like the bookmarks.xml file?
  6. russell5

    russell5 Well-Known Member

    You can try this.

    settings > applications> manage applications > menu > filter > all >browser

    clear data and cache

    might clear bookmarks no idea
  7. DA717

    DA717 Member

    I think Russell5 has it, that should do it from what I read on another forum.
  8. twiy06

    twiy06 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I love you. That worked!!!!
  9. cranky_dan

    cranky_dan Well-Known Member

    I love finding old answers...

    I just tried importing my bookmarks (with MyBookmarks, free on android market) into Dolphin. I have 1600 bookmarks. Yes, I know...

    Anyhow, I didn't find them. Tried 3 times to re-import them. No good. Then I remembered that they probably showed in the stock browser. BINGO! Almost 5000 bookmarks. :eek:

    You saved me a TON of 'select - delete - confirm deletion.' Thanks!

    Now I'm off to pare down my bookmarks and try it again. :)

  10. twiy06

    twiy06 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah its great.

    To give you guys an update....

    I use foxmarks in my firefox to sync ALL my bookmarks between my desktop and laptop.

    I love it.

    Furthermore... to fix the issue of bookmarks on my Android...

    I just bookmarked the Foxmarks page on my android. So now if i need to access a bookmark off my desktop... i just go to the foxmarks website on my android. That works wonderfullyyyyy.

    Hope that helps
  11. phantom1969

    phantom1969 Newbie

    Thanks russell5

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