Am I doing this wrong? Looking for a plist file...

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  1. xheathen macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    I've got a Mac Mini with two hard drives in it. SSD and a standard HDD.

    The OS is sitting on the SSD.

    I just bought a new mac book pro and I'm looking to move my Coda preferences from the Mini to the new MBP. But here's the problem. I can't seem to find the com.panic.Coda.plist file.

    I go to Mac SSD > Library > Preferences and I see a bunch of plists in here, but that one (among many) are missing.

    I downloaded AppCleaner to test and see if it could find it, and sure enough, it says that it's in the directory ~/Library/Preferences/

    What's going on here? Are the files hidden? Are there two locations for this and I'm looking in the wrong place?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Well, the folder you want is probably hidden. Not in my OS version, but you don't identify yours. There's a trick to finding it in Lion or Mtn. Lion. I think you have to hold down Option or Command and click the View menu.

    The Library folder you were looking in is not the User's Library folder. That's why you don't see all the plist files you're expecting to see.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There are two library folders. ONe is a systemwide folder and the other is in the user ~ space. You want to the user one.

    Open Finder and in the Go > Go to folders popup paste in ~/Library/Preferences/ then hit enter and you will be there.
     
  4. xheathen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahh thats it thanks. It was opening up the other one and it had nothing in it. That one you mentioned had everything.
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty sure I have three. Not at my Mac right now, so I can't tell you where I found the third one.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes... there is a third at /Systems/Library. Thanks for the correction. :)
     

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