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Transfer preferences from one leopard to another (3 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by kkaiser
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from kkaiser
  • kkaiser Member

    I just got a new MacBook Pro, I would like to move all my Fetch preferences, recent site files, everything over to it. The old machine is also running Leopard. Anyone know how?

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Fetch 5 and later stores its preferences in two files:

    com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.plist
    com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.Shortcuts.plist

    To find these files, on the old Mac, in the Finder, choose Home from the Go menu, open the Library folder, and then open the Preferences folder. Then copy them to the same place on your new Mac. Make sure Fetch is not running on the new Mac when you copy the files over and put them in place.

    However, copying the above files will not copy your passwords, as they are stored in the Mac's keychain. It may be simplest to just re-enter the passwords when Fetch asks for them on the new computer; however, there are several ways to move keychains between two Macintosh computers: you can use .Mac syncing; the Mac OS X Migration Assistant should move keychain files between computers; or you can also follow the instructions for backing up and restoring keychains found in this Apple article: <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301239> (It says it's for Mac OS X 10.4, but should apply to 10.5 as well.)

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • kkaiser Member

    It worked perfect. Thank you.

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi,

    Fetch 5 and later stores its preferences in two files:

    com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.plist
    com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.Shortcuts.plist

    To find these files, on the old Mac, in the Finder, choose Home from the Go menu, open the Library folder, and then open the Preferences folder. Then copy them to the same place on your new Mac. Make sure Fetch is not running on the new Mac when you copy the files over and put them in place.

    However, copying the above files will not copy your passwords, as they are stored in the Mac's keychain. It may be simplest to just re-enter the passwords when Fetch asks for them on the new computer; however, there are several ways to move keychains between two Macintosh computers: you can use .Mac syncing; the Mac OS X Migration Assistant should move keychain files between computers; or you can also follow the instructions for backing up and restoring keychains found in this Apple article: <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301239> (It says it's for Mac OS X 10.4, but should apply to 10.5 as well.)

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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