Google Chrome unable to sync large numbers of bookmarks between devices due to 'Local bookmarks count exceed limit' error
Google Chrome users have been experiencing a significant issue with bookmark syncing between devices, primarily affecting those with a large number of bookmarks.
Thanks to a discovery made by a Redditor, it has come to light that Google has placed a limit on the number of Chrome bookmarks that can sync across multiple devices.
New Chrome “feature” causes users with large numbers of bookmarks to suddenly stop syncing between certain devices.
In Chrome, everything EXCEPT bookmarks syncs between PCs.
The issue appears to be related to a limit on the number of bookmarks that can be stored locally on a device, which is set to 20,000 for mobile and 100,000 for desktop.
The problem seems to have started with a recent Chrome update, which introduced a new feature to improve bookmark syncing by guarding “against users with way too many bookmarks in Sync.”
Surprise! Google dropped a new feature on 2023-03-21 that is meant to “Guard against users with way too many bookmarks in Sync
Some users have also reported that bookmarks are disappearing from their mobile app, and they are also unable to sync bookmarks between their desktop and smartphone.
bookmarks are gone from mobile app. sync is not working and getting an error
Google has not yet officially acknowledged the issue where Chrome is unable to sync large numbers of bookmarks between devices, nor has it provided a solution.
Some users had suggested a temporary fix that involves turning off sync for bookmarks and turning it back on.
While it was believed to help to reset the bookmark syncing process and allow users to access their bookmarks again, it didn’t work for everyone.
What Google will do to eradicate the issue with Chrome syncing large numbers of bookmarks remains to be seen. We’re hopeful for a fix.
Until then, stay tuned as we’ll keep you posted about any developments we encounter.
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