How to backup adium?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by secretpact, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    How do I backup adium's preferences, aliases, logs, and anything else I'm forgetting? I'm planning to do an Erase & Install and I like exactly how my Adium is right now so I want to restore it.
     
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    swiftaw

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    #2
    ~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.adiumX.adiumX.plist
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Back up the following locations/items and you should be good to go:

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.adiumX.adiumX.plist
    ~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/

    Where ~/ is your home directory (for example, /Users/[your user name]).

    This will back up the preferences and the instant message logs, plus any dock icons/menu bar icons/sound schemes/contact list styles/message styles/other extras that you've installed for Adium. So you will be back up and running in no time! :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you very much :). Just to clarify - when I'm restoring Adium I first download and install it from the website, and then replace the folders and files you've listed?
     
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    swiftaw

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    #5
    Exactly
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    What if Adium 2.0 doesn't appear under the application support folder?
     
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    Catfish_Man

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    Make sure you're in the right application support folder (~ indicates your home folder, so you don't want the one in the main Library folder).
     
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    PeteB

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    #8
    It will do, but you're probably looking in

    Library/Application Support

    You need to look in

    Users/<user name>/Library/Application Support
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Oh, you're absolutely right. Thanks!
     

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