My bookmarks list contains at least five bookmarks toolbars, five recent tags, multiple and five Other Bookmarks folders. The folders in the various Other Bookmarks folde… (read more)
My bookmarks list contains at least five bookmarks toolbars, five recent tags, multiple and five Other Bookmarks folders. The folders in the various Other Bookmarks folders are not all identical, and the contents of folders with the same name may differ somewhat. In different Other Bookmarks folders, there may be additional bookmarks that were never assigned to a folder. These apparently are not always carried forward to the newest version.
I assume that this mess has something to do with automatically-saved bookmark lists. I would like to clean it up expediently without losing data.
Clean-up questions: What is the most expedient way of making sure I have a single list containing all my folders, including those from previous lists? When folders are carried forward, I assume they they contain the same bookmarks. Is this a correct assumption? Or are some of these also deleted? If I delete a folder with a particular name from an earlier list, will that folder be deleted from all the other lists?
Right-clicking on a folder does not provide a Rename option. Is there some other way to do this? (I searched for How do I rename a bookmark folder? 18 pages of 'hits'. After 11 screens of useless information about bookmark problems, I gave up).
Prevention questions: I would like to avoid having the same thing happen in the future. What is it that determines whether a folder or a file is left behind?