Xmarks User Manual An easy to understand guide on how to use Xmarks.

Uninstalling and Deleting

Uninstalling & Deleting

Before you complete the following steps to uninstall Xmarks or delete your account, please contact us at Support to see whether we can help you address you issue:  http://www.xmarks.com/about/help

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Uninstalling Xmarks

Firefox 3

  1. On the Firefox Tools menu, select "Add-ons".
  2. At the top of the window that opens, click "Extensions".
  3. Find the item titled "Xmarks" and click it (if you have a lot of extensions installed, you may have to scroll to find it).
  4. Click the "Uninstall" button at the bottom of the window.
  5. Firefox will ask you if you to confirm the de-installation; click OK.
  6. Restart Firefox.

Firefox 4 and later

  1. On the Firefox Tools menu, select "Add-ons".
  2. Click the "Extensions" tab on the left.
  3. Find the item titled "Xmarks" and click it (if you have a lot of extensions installed, you may have to scroll to find it).
  4. Click the "Remove" button on the right side of the Window.
  5. Restart Firefox.

Safari under OS X

  1. If you don't still have the original download for the software, download it again.
  2. Run the uninstall application included in the download.

If you're an OS X power user, you can try the manual uninstall process, too:

  1. Delete the Xmarks for Safari application.
  2. Delete the /Library/PreferencePanes/Xmarks.prefPane folder.
  3. Delete ~/Library/Xmarks in your home directory (not strictly required).

Internet Explorer

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select "Control Panel".
  2. In the control panel find the uninstall icon (for Vista users it should say "Uninstall a program"; for 'XP' users it should say "Add / Remove Programs").
  3. Select "Xmarks Favorites Synchronizer" from the program list and click the uninstall button.

Alternatively, if you select "All Programs" from the Start Menu you should be able to navigate to the Xmarks folder. That folder includes an uninstall link.

If the uninstall process reports it cannot find a valid installation package, you can download the older versions here (you will need to edit the version number in the URL):https://static.xmarks.com/clients/ie/xmarks-installer-for-ie-1.1.4.msi

Google Chrome

  1. Visit chrome://extensions/
  2. Find the Xmarks extension in the list and click Remove.
  3. Then, select Uninstall in the pop-up window to confirm.

Deleting Your Xmarks Account

To delete your synchronization account:

  1. Please be sure to export and save all of your data before deleting your account.
  2. Go to http://login.xmarks.com/account
  3. Provide your username and password to login.
  4. Click Delete Account under Account Options.
  5. Click Delete Account and follow the instructions to delete your account.

Note that this process is irreversible and your username will no longer be available.  Also, you should uninstall the software from every device you used with Xmarks.

If you don't remember your password, recover your password here then follow the steps above to delete.