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Recent Connections (restoring after Fetch reinstall) (4 posts)

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

    I recently did a clean install of all of my applications, including Fetch (4.0.3) when I upgraded to 10.4

    I had in my old recent connections lists some servers I've lost the login information to. Rather than contacting the different folks who run the servers, I'd like to just restore my recent connections.

    I took the Fetch Cache, Fetch Prefs, and Fetch Shortcuts from my backup and replaced the same files that my new Fetch install had created. However, when I open up Fetch on this machine, it doesn't have any of that information anymore, and from what I can tell overwrites the old files with new, blank ones.

    Any suggestions?

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    I would try the following steps in this exact order:

    1) Quit Fetch
    2) Delete the current Fetch Prefs, Fetch Cache, and Fetch Shortcut files
    3) Restore the Fetch Prefs and Fetch Shortcuts file from your backup (be sure you're restoring ones from the Preferences folder in your Library folder of your home folder)
    4) Put them in the same place the previous ones were, that is, inside the Preferences folder inside the Library folder in your home folder
    5) Start Fetch
    6) See if your recent connections return

    If they do, you should create shortcuts for these connection or write their information down in a text file. Fetch only remembers the previous 10 recent connections, so if you make too many new connections, the ones you want may scroll off the list.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • alcimedes Member

    That's what I'd tried with no luck. Any other suggestions? Is there a utility that will read the prefs out of the Preferences file?

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    I'm afraid we don't have any other suggestions beyond contacting the folks who run the servers.

    Sorry,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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