Backing-up Preferences

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mersea, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. mersea macrumors regular

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    Okay, I tried doing a search, but it didn't come up with a how-to..

    So how does one back up system and application preferences? I can think of a not-so-easy way, taking a screen capture of each diaglogue box, but I'm sure there are files somewhere you can save onto a CD as back-up, correct? So where might these files be located/how can I make copies of them?
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    good question...

    http://www.m-t-software.com/software-backup.html
     
  3. mersea thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yey! Thanks very much for that. Is there a usual directory/file name that preferences are saved under for general apps? I'll be buying Photoshop (again) eventually (the woes of switching) and I know what a piss-off it is to have the prefs in that reset..
     
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    if you follow that link, it shows the directories it backups for the prefs which would be the general directories for apps.
     

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