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how to move shortcuts info to another machine? (6 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by midtown
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • midtown Member

    Where are the shortcuts/passwords stored in Fetch 4.0.3 installed on Mac OS 10.1.5?

    I'm moving to a new iBook with Tiger and plan to install Fetch5 fresh.
    At present, I have Fetch 4.0.3 on an older iBook with Mac OS 10.1.5.

    I'd prefer not to move the old Fetch 4.0.3 to the new machine....but unfortunately I've forgotten a couple of my web passwords, so I need to move that shortcut folder with the stored passwords.

    Can I do that? And if so, how?

    Thanks!

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    With Fetch 4 on Mac OS X 10.1, your shortcuts are stored in a file called "Fetch Shortcuts" in the Preferences folder of your Library folder in your Home folder. For instructions on moving your shortcuts from one Macintosh to another, click this link:

    Moving shortcuts to another Macintosh

    Since the shortcuts were created with Fetch 4, your passwords should be stored in the Fetch Shortcuts file and should move with the file. However, if as a backup you want to see what the passwords are again, you can follow these instructions listed in this FAQ on the Mac OS X 10.1 machine:

    How do I get the password out of a shortcut?

    Please let us know if you have any problems or further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • midtown Member

    (Sorry...I meant to post this as a reply and somehow managed to post it as a new topic.)

    Thanks, Scott.
    One more question: as I'm doing all of this, should I also move the preferences file?
    And if so, how? (I couldn't locate instructions about this in the help file).
    Or is moving the preferences file just not necessary anyway?
    Thank you again.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    No, moving your preferences file probably isn't necessary - Fetch 5 will create a new preferences file and most likely all the default preferences will be what you want.

    So I would recommend not trying to move and reuse the preferences, and just start fresh in Fetch 5.

    However, the Fetch 4 preferences file is called "Fetch Preferences" and it's in the same folder as the "Fetch Shortcuts" file, and you could copy your old preferences file to the new Macintosh, put it someplace safe, and contact us on how to install it if you decide you need to.

    (And I've deleted the new topic you accidentally created.)

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • midtown Member

    Many thanks, Scott.
    You've helped me tremendously. I used the keychain trick to retrieve my passwords on the old machine (which also helped me identify some "bad" shortcuts)....so I didn't even bother transferring the old shortcuts. Just creating new ones in Fetch5.
    Thanks so much for the prompt - and *understandable* (i.e. "plain English") help.
    One of the many reasons Fetch is so great!

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You're welcome, and thank you.

    By the way, the Fetch Help that I pointed you to on-line is also built into the Fetch 5 application (choose Help > Fetch Help). Hopefully it will help answer any questions you might have about Fetch 5, but if it doesn't, please let us know and we'll try to answer them here.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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