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Where does Fetch store Favorites? (5 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by Narrabeen
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago #

  • Narrabeen Member

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

    Thanks Scott!

    Posted 5 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 5 years ago #

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