Why Bookmarks Not Deleting on Chrome? How to Fix?

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As the name suggests, Bookmarks are meant to point out a certain page or link or content to save for the future in order to quickly access them from where you saved it. For online purposes, bookmarks can be quickly and easily saved or deleted using the web browser like Google Chrome. Though these tasks are quite simple and anyone can do it, some of the unfortunate users can’t delete bookmarks on Chrome for some unknown reasons. Are you one of them? Check out Why Bookmarks Not Deleting on Chrome? How to Fix?

Now, it’s expected that there are a couple of reasons that may interfere with the browser that doesn’t let you remove the saved bookmarks. Mostly it can happen when Chrome Sync fails to register the changes done by you. Meanwhile, some of the third-party bookmark extensions can also cause issues deleting bookmarks like iCloud Bookmarks. So, let’s check out the possible workarounds below.

Why Bookmarks Not Deleting on Chrome? How to Fix?

In some cases, it can also happen that even if someone trying to delete bookmarks, Chrome Sync doesn’t allow it and re-upload them again on Google Chrome which is pretty weird. Well, anything can happen and we can’t take control of it. But we can fix this issue and make sure it may not happen anymore.

Why Bookmarks Not Deleting on Chrome? How to Fix?

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1. Update Google Chrome

Make sure to always keep updated your Google Chrome browser because it will fix some of the glitch or bugs that can cause issues with saving or deleting bookmarks on Chrome.

  • Click on the Chrome menu > Go to Help.
  • Select About Google Chrome > It will automatically check for pending updates.
  • If available, it will start downloading and installing the latest update.
  • Once done, it will ask you to restart Chrome to change the effects.

2. Reset Chrome Sync

If in case, you’re using a Google Account on your Chrome browser along with the Chrome Sync, it will automatically sync your saved bookmarks as well. That will help you to load the bookmarks on other devices as well when you sign in with the same Google Account on the Chrome browser. Therefore, simply resetting the Chrome Sync will fix the issue.

  • Launch Google Chrome > Click on the Menu icon.
  • Go to Settings > Under You and Google category, click on ‘Sync and Google services’.
  • Click on Review your synced data > Click on Reset Sync.
  • Next, click on OK to confirm.
  • It will simply delete all the browsing data and sign you out from Chrome on all your devices.
  • Now, go to the Bookmark Manager on Chrome from the Menu option.
  • Delete all the bookmarks that you want to remove.
  • Once done, restart your Chrome browser and check whether the bookmarks have been deleted or not.
  • Finally, click on the Chrome Sync (Profile) icon beside the menu icon.
  • Then click on Turn on sync… to enable syncing like before again.
  • If you want, you have to manually sign in again into your Chrome on other logged out devices.

3. Disable Bookmark Extensions

  • Click on Chrome menu > Go to More tools.
  • Next, click on Extensions.
  • Turn off the iCloud Bookmarks or any other bookmarking extension.
  • If you’re using the iCloud Bookmarks on your Windows PC (iCloud app), then try to disable the iCloud Bookmark from your iCloud account as well.

4. Reset Google Chrome

  • Click on Chrome menu > Settings > Click on Advanced.
  • Select Reset and clean up > Choose ‘Restore settings to their original defaults’.
  • You can either enable the checkmark or not of the ‘Help make Chrome better by reporting the current settings’. That’s up to you.
  • Now, click on Reset settings to restore the default Chrome settings.
  • Finally, you can try clearing the bookmarks that you want.

However, if there is no pending update then it’s good. Last but not the least, if none of the methods worked for you, then try uninstalling the Chrome browser and re-installing it. Though this isn’t a proper solution, it should be considered if nothing works for you.

That’s it, guys. We hope this guide was helpful to you. Feel free to ask in the comment section below for further queries.

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