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updated and trying to use shortcuts (6 posts)

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  • Started 13 years ago by Tamara
  • Latest reply 13 years ago from lucky13
  • Tamara Member

    I just updated to Max OS 10.3 from 10.1 and updated to Fetch 4.0.3 and I would like to use my old shortcuts file. I backed up my files to a PC and then tried to copy the shortcuts file into my Home>Library>Preferences folder. But Fetch will not recognize the file. Is there a file extension or anything I need to do to the file to have Fetch recognize it?

    BTW - Fetch would prompt me to save the shortcuts file with every use until I saved it to the Home>Library>Prefs file. Before I was saving to the Fetch app folder.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • lucky13 Member

    I am having the same exact problem. I emailed my shortcuts from work to home, and the file thinks it's an Excel spreadsheet. When I double click on it, it opens in Excel. All of my shortcuts are there, but the passwords are just jumbled jargon and I cannot use them.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • lucky13 Member

    Oh, forgot to mention.

    I'm on an iMac running Panther (10.3). When I do 'Get Info' and tell the finder to open the file in Fetch, it just turns into a blank doc and won't open at all.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Tamara: If you backed the program up to a PC it probably lost its type/creator information, which would keep Fetch from recognizing it as a file containing shortcuts. Do you still have access to the original file on a Mac? If so, put it in a StuffIt archive before transfering it to a PC, so the type/creator information will be preserved.

    If you don't have the original file email what you have to bugs @ fetchsoftworks.com and I'll fix the file and mail it back.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    lucky13: You can do the same thing. The file needs to have type/creator codes of FLST/FTCh, and apparently your email program did not preserve that information.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • lucky13 Member

    whoo hoo! Thanks! I used Type/Creator Changer o change it to FLST/FTCh and it worked perfectly!

    Posted 13 years ago #

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