backing up software prefs.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by encrypt3d, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. encrypt3d macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2004
    how can i back up stuff like bookmarks, passwords, auto fill and general preferances from programs.
  2. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    Most of this is located in your user's library folder. Just copy the files to back them up. Application preferences can be found in [home]/Library/Preferences. Safari stores most of its data (including bookmarks) in [home]/Library/Safari. Your keychain (contains passwords etc) is stored in [home]/Library/Keychains/, but AFAIK, to access it from a backup, you must put it back in the user's library, and the user must have the same name and password as when it was backed up.

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