Duplicated bookmark detection / cleanup

  • I'd like to have some embedded wizard to help me finding all of the doubled bookmarks.

    PS. Maybe even the same feature for Notes?... 😛

  • It may be sufficient to add a flat view option that does not show folder association on the internal vivaldi://bookmarks site. When sorted by address duplicate/similar urls are then located next to each other and can be easily identified.

    This approach involves presumably least amount of (additional) code and may have other practical use cases.

  • @becm Manual searching every item is too slow for me when having ~5000 bookmarks.

    After merging bookmarks from 6 machines I got a little mess...

  • I'm in the same boat.
    After a few upgrades / moves, across half a dozen different browsers, I have a lot of duplicate bookmarks and bookmark folders that are mostly impossible to clean up manually.

    I tried an extension for Chrome, but it didn't work (I'm guessing Vivaldi uses its own bookmark store).

  • @rotfl Also it need:
    Find broken URLs
    Merge duplicate folders
    Remove empty folders
    All of this need to have excluded folders option in preferences.

  • @rotfl Same here. Thumbs up for search and manage dupicated bookmarks, folders. It would make bookmark management much less of a hassle.

  • It should be fairly easy to parse bookmarks.html to create a text file for each entry (and also recreate the same folder structure). Then, any old duplicate file finder program could be used. (I usually use Ashisoft's. (semi-relevant shoutout to WinMerge and Directory Opus' flat view. (marginally-relevant shoutout to VisiPics and Bulk Rename Utility) - whoop whoop)) You'd delete the dupes using your app of choice, then a function would merge the contents of all the remaining text files back into a single HTML file (the inverse of the first function) which could then be imported back into Vivaldi (after deleting your bookmarks.adr file (after you make a backup (quasi-related shoutout to SyncBackPro (the free version is great too, but you can only copy, not move, files))). 👀

    Slightly convoluted, but I think it might save a lot of coding time, not having to duplicate the duplicate checking code... 👍

    Perhaps I'll tackle this as one of my first programming tasks... It really doesn't sound too difficult... (but don't hold your breath...)

  • If this feature gets implemented, please don't just auto-remove the links. I would like to review the duplicates and broken links first before they get deleted.

  • additionally grouping by host in bookmarks would be nice, like the current functionality in tab stacks

  • I'm working on a little utility that reads the bookmarks, throws out all the duplicates and outputs a new Bookmarks file. I'll share it when it's ready.

    I agree, though, that there should be such functionality present in either Vivaldi itself or in a web interface showing your sync data.


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