Your best friend for file transfer.Fetch
Shortcuts available across the network (5 posts)
- Started 10 years ago by sitenoise
- Latest reply 10 years ago from sitenoise
I have several shortcuts saved on my personal computer. I installed Fetch on another computer on our network and WHOA! all my shortcuts appeared in this new installation. I did not copy the Fetch shortcuts file to the new machine.
What's up with that?
Scott McGuire Administrator
Fetch by itself does not share shortcuts or preferences across the network, so that is a little surprising.
Is it possible your computers are configured to read preferences from a shared location on the network?
Also, Fetch imports shortcuts from Interarchy and Transmit. If you had previously used Interarchy or Transmit on that computer and created shortcuts or bookmarks in them, the shortcuts would appear in Fetch the first time you ran it.
Regardless, it's easy to delete your shortcuts from the copy of Fetch on the new computer if you don't want them there.
We do not have shared preferences, nor any other ftp programs on either machine.
My copy of Fetch, on my personal computer, not bound to the network server (OS X Tiger), has the shortcuts.
I created a new user on a networked machine (bound to the server, using a networked home directory), launched Fetch and Bam! there they were. It happened once before and I thought it was a fluke, but now it happened again.
It is 100% reproducible.
The problem being, if some unknown user installed Fetch on their machine they would get my shortcuts.
The tragic stupidity on my part was saving passwords. When the user went to delete the shortcuts, he clicked the wrong button and Fetch began deleting all files from the ftp sites.
I have removed passwords from Fetch. Yikes.
Scott McGuire Administrator
If new users use a networked home directory, you should make sure that there is not a copy of your Fetch Shortcuts file in that networked home directory somehow.
Fetch looks for a Fetch Shortcuts file in three places, in this order:
(1) ~/Library/Preferences (in the user's home folder);
(2) /Library/Preferences (all users would see a Fetch Shortcuts file in here);
(3) in the Classic System Folder's Preferences folder, if you have a Classic Mac OS 9 installed (all users might see this one, too).
So either there is somehow a Fetch Shortcuts file with your information in one of those places on the problem computer, or there is a Fetch Shortcuts file with your information in the Preferences folder of the networked home directory.
To be clear, when you you install or run Fetch, it does not search the network for copies of shortcut files on other computers. There has to have been a copy on that computer (or in the networked home directory) for Fetch to find.
I would use an account with administrator privileges to search the problem computer for files named "Fetch Shortcuts" and delete all copies that you find. I would also search the networked home directory for the same.
One change we've made for Fetch 5.1 is to always store passwords in the Mac OS X keychain, so that passwords are not stored in the shortcuts file anymore.
[This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 05-23-2006).]
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