As you may have deduced from the title, I had two del.icio.us accounts where I stored my bookmarks online for handy reference and storage. Yesterday, I decided to delete one of the accounts as it was mostly a collection of links I had imported into a new account; well, even though I was very careful to check I was in the account I wanted deleted, somehow I still managed to delete the new account (the one I wanted to keep)!
Fortunately, the old account still had a lot of the links that were in the new account so I exported all of the links out of there and re-created my new account. Now, as many del.icio.us users know, all imported bookmarks automatically get tagged with the “not shared” category and there is no option to change all bookmarks to “share”. Well, even though the import didn’t have all of the bookmarks I lost through deleting wrong account (aargh), it still has over 1,000 bookmarks and needless to say, going through and changing each bookmark to “share” would be a huge, wicked time-consuming project.
Now, the script does take a little bit of time to run (otherwise delicious would halt it due to making too many server requests) but it works perfectly. You also have to run the script page by page, but it’s a million times better than manually changing each entry.
Oh, and if you want to check out my del.icio.us collection, you can search for user adampieniazek or click here. Next, I’ll be working on updating and cleaning my delicious collection and may post some more tools I find here. Are there any delicious tools you’ve found useful? Well, please do share them (no pun intended)!