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Migrating Fetch to a new computer (5 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by joezabel
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • joezabel Member

    I have a new Powermac G5, and I am trying to migrate my copy of Fetch (paid for) over to it. I simply copied the Fetch folder from the old box to the new box, click on the Fetch icon, and Fetch comes up and seems functional. It even remembers my serial number. But I can't connect to my FTP sites. I copied the ftp information from the old computer, and tried all three sites several times. I get password invalid errors, and in one case it says the host is not found.

    Do I need to do more to install Fetch on my new Mac? How is this done? Or am I just entering the ftp information wrong?

    Also, is it possible to recover the information about the recent ftps from the previous install directly? I always use recent ftp instead of typing the information in again or using a shortcut.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • joezabel Member

    BTW, this is version 4.0.3. Thanks!

    And the recent ftp info I need to recover is not the password, it's the other information.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    You should not need to do more than you've already done to install Fetch on your new Macintosh, but I'm not sure why you may be getting "password invalid" errors. When you say you copied your FTP information from the old computer, what exactly did you copy?

    You can copy over the recent connections information from your old computer by copying the "Fetch Prefs" file.

    To do this, first sure you've quit Fetch on both computers.

    Then find the "Fetch Prefs" and "Fetch Shortcuts" files on your old Macintosh. On Mac OS X, choose Go > Home in the Finder of the old Macintosh, double-click on the Library folder, and then double-click on the Preferences folder. The Fetch Prefs and Fetch Shortcuts files are inside that folder. On Mac OS 9, they are in the Preferences folder inside your System Folder.

    Copy the old "Fetch Prefs" and the "Fetch Shortcuts" file from your old Mac to your new Mac.

    Put them into the Preferences folder inside the Library folder of your Home folder of your new Mac. It will ask you if you want to replace the existing files - since you've already run Fetch, it created new copies of those files. Go ahead and click on "Replace". Run Fetch again, and you should see your recent connections. This may solve your other problem too.

    Let us know if this helps. Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • joezabel Member

    Thanks! I have connectivity to all my accounts now.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Great! Thanks for the followup.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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