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Where does Fetch store Favorites? (11 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by Narrabeen
  • Latest reply 2 months ago from Jim Matthews
  • Narrabeen Member

    Hi, so my system got so crashy that I had to wipe it clean and reinstall everything (so I wasn't able to export my Favorites from Fetch). I have a TimeMachine backup, but I can't find where Fetch has stored the Favorites. Any tips?

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Narrabeen Member

    PS ... ok, I just found the shortcuts (Library/Preferences...) but now, where are the passwords stored? I know that this is probably now outside the realm of Fetch, and entering the arena of Mac OS and Keychain and all that, but can anyone steer me towards where I might find this stuff?

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Fetch shortcuts, as you've probably found, are stored in a file named "com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.Shortcuts.plist" for Fetch 5 (in a file named "Fetch Softworks" for Fetch 4). This file is inside the Preferences folder, inside your Library folder, inside your home folder.

    Passwords for shortcuts are indeed stored in the Mac OS X keychain. Usually the keychain file you'd need to restore is the "login.keychain" file in ~/Library/Keychains (in the Keychains folder inside your Library folder inside your home folder) ; but to be honest I've never tried to restore a keychain file from a backup, so I don't know if there's more you'd need to do.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Narrabeen Member

    Aha! It worked! Brilliant! I can't tell you how much inconvenience you just saved me!

    Thanks Scott!

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You're welcome!

    (I think having a Time Machine backup is the real savior here. :) )

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Billy Member

    I have the exact same problem, however there is no "com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.Shortcuts.plist" when I look in my TimeMachine back-up Preferences folder.

    I am using Fetch 5.7.5 and running Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 but I didn't migrate. Instead I did a clean install, hence I lost my shortcuts and passwords.

    Any tips would be much appreciated!

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    That's strange -- that file should be there. Do you see a com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.plist file?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • Billy Member

    I can only access this home 'Library' on my machine by clicking "alt" while looking at "Go" in my Finder. But this folder does not seem to back up to the TimeMachine. Do you know if that is the case?

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Try this:

    1) Choose Go to Folder… from the Go menu in the Finder
    2) Enter:

    ~/Library/Preferences

    and click Go
    3) Choose Enter Time Machine from the Time Machine menu

    When I do that I'm able to see backups of my Preferences folder (I'm also on 10.10.3).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • Billy Member

    That won't work unfortunately. I didn't migrate the content over using the time machine back up. So the time machine back up is just a version of the old computer. In order to get stuff from it I have to manually drag (I can't "enter time machine")...

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Can you use the Go to Folder command to go to the Preferences folder on your version of the old computer?

    Posted 2 months ago #

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