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My Bookmarks Multiply in the Hundreds and Can't Be Deleted
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I have followed all the instructions re how to delete bookmarks. Nothing works. Each time I try to mark all and delete - they multiply - by doubles or triples -- and then the whole Mozilla crashes. This happened to me with Chrome, and by now I have over 50,000 chrome bookmarks. I have uninstalled chrome, installed Mozilla and it is the only online platform on my laptop now. For some odd reason, several sets of my Chrome bookmarks showed up on the Mozilla. I made sure that nothing is syncing. I still can't delete all the bookmarks. Only one by one. And if I delete one, it adds itself at the bottom of the list. I'm in deep despair. It's probably a malware that my Norton does not detect.
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Sometimes these run-away operations can be due to bad keyboard or mouse or computer infection.
For example, if the keyboard is faulty, then one or two keys may be shorting out or stuck.
So then when you click on something like a bookmark, the computer not only recognizes your click but also a key that is stuck. So a click and a key press, could result in the multiplication of your bookmarks. Similarly, a bad mouse will send many many clicks to the computer even though you only pressed it once.
And its possible that the only reason the stop multiplying is because your computer runs out of memory.
But the above is only one example of a possible reason.
To test your issue in a more logical way, please export your bookmarks to a file. and then from the file, invoke a bookmark and see how the system behaves.
To export: go to bookmarks menu > show all > export/import > export to html
Save the html file to your disk. Then open the file. It should appear like a document with a bunch of links in it. Now pick a link and see which browser opens it and how it behaves.