Google Bookmarks had recently merged all the bookmarks in lists as bookmarks with labels MyBookmarkList.

How do we search for (and delete) all bookmarks that have the label MyBookmarkList, yet have no other labels besides that?

Searching for label:MyBookmarkList doesn't work because it returns bookmarks that belong in the other labels as well.


Google Bookmarks search cannot exclude "all other labels". You can refine your searches multiple times by adding -label:whatever to your original query label:MyBookmarkList.

Nonetheless, there are a few caveats to bookmark management:

  1. You can't perform batch operations on bookmarks
  2. Labels remain in your list as long as there's at least 1 tagged bookmark.

To delete any label, including MyBookmarkList, go to the google bookmarks page: https://www.google.com/bookmarks/

Scroll to the bottom and click on the "Manage labels" link. You can then click on the Remove link next to the label you no longer want. This will remove the label from all the bookmarks which have that label, in one step.

  • No it is not the label(s) that I wanted to remove, it is the bookmarks. I wanted to remove the bookmarks with that selected label, that has no other accompanying label.
    – Pacerier
    Mar 15 '14 at 10:08

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