How to restore my settings?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tribe3, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. tribe3 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I just purchased a new MBP and before selling my old PB (prior to the MBP purchase) I threw almost everything from it to an external HDD. I did it in a messy fashion since I was in a hurry but I believe I have everything.

    I want to recover my bookmarks, my keychain settings, emails, etc, but I don't know where to look for them :confused:

    Any enlightenment on the matter will be highly appreciated.
     
  2. matthew24 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Take a look in:

    /users/'yourname'/library

    and

    /users/'yourname'/library/preferences
     
  3. tribe3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No luck... I go from the /import tab on Safary or Entourage/ to the 'preferences' in my users in the external but nothing highlights to let me import...
     
  4. Halsey12 macrumors regular

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    You actually have to drag the files from your backed up homefolder>library>safari and homefolder>library>preferences into your Macbook Pro's home folder to restore the settings. Same with homefolder>library>mail. Then just open the programs up and the info should be in them.
     
  5. tribe3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5
    AHH yes! now I got it;) Thanks!
     

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