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  • Started 9 years ago by Guest
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from guest
  • Guest Member

    After upgrading from OS 9 to Panther, how can I import all my shortcuts?

    A search revealed this question from 2001 at:
    http://fetchsoftworks.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000315.html
    However, the answer (copying the shortcuts file from OS 9 Preferences to Library/Preferences didn't work for me in OS X 10.3.6.

    What's the scoop?
    TIA!

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    When you say that it did not work for you, what exactly is not working? Are you not seeing your shortcuts when you run Fetch on 10.3.6? That might indicate that you moved the "Fetch Shortcuts" file to the wrong Preferences folder. You want the one in the Library folder of your Home folder (click the house icon to go to your home folder in the Finder).

    Please let me know if that doesn't help,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Guest Member

    I wasn't seeing the shortcuts.

    Silly me, I thought the Library icon on the main level of my hard drive was the right Library. *grumble* ...too many &#$)@ libraries in X.. *grumble*

    Thanks for the help!

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    I copied the old Fetch Shortcuts, but Fetch won't see them. I was runing 10.2.x on my older G4 and got a new G5. I tried, as suggested in this post, but interestingly the icon does not look like a fetch icon and even if I manually associated it with Fetch it would not open. I even tried to do this in Unix as a root user with a 'cp', but to no avail.

    Please advise, thank you.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    cp won't work because it won't preserve the file type and creator information (that's also why the icon doesn't look right). I would stuff the original file in a StuffIt archive, copy it over (with cp or any other command), and then expand the archive. That way you'll keep all the type/creator and resource fork information.

    By the way, in Mac OS 10.4 Apple improved the cp command to preserve Mac-specific information.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Thank you, that worked perfectly!

    Posted 9 years ago #

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