I have been having a strange issue with the Google Chrome bookmarks bar. Every time I install Google Chrome and sync with my GMail account, I get dozens of bookmarks folders into my bookmarks. Its just folders and subfolders of my one bookmarks folder repeating. You can see the issue below:

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I delete these folders, but every time I install a new instance of Chrome, they all come back. I dont understand why they keep coming back.

Anyone have an idea how to fix this?

  • It might be helpful to revert to the old bookmarks manager interface. To do so: go to chrome://flags. Search on page for bookmarks. Toggle "Enable Material Design bookmarks" off. Commented Jul 23, 2018 at 16:28

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Chrome Bookmarks Reappearing

  1. Backup your Chrome Bookmarks by going to chrome://bookmarks/, click on enter image description here and then select Export Bookmarks
  2. Sign onto Gmail and then go to https://chrome.google.com/sync and press the Reset Sync option.
  3. Now sign out of Gmail, check Chrome Bookmarks and delete any that exist and close Chrome.
  4. Open Chrome and check Bookmarks to confirm they are gone, and then sign onto Gmail and check Bookmarks again and confirm they are still gone.

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