How do you back up a Widget?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stillmaticshay, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. stillmaticshay macrumors member

    stillmaticshay

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    #1
    How do I back up a widget?

    I found one I like that is non apple related from the site, and when I go to install it, i get a message saying that this will replace the one already on my machine and if i want it saved i should back it up.

    how do i do this?

    ty.
     
  2. jng macrumors 65816

    jng

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    go into your user's shortname/Library/Widgets folder and copy it.
     
  3. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, are you just upgrading the widget? If so, the older version should go into the trash. You can just drag it out if you want it again (Of course, if you Empty the trash, it's gone for good...
     
  4. stillmaticshay thread starter macrumors member

    stillmaticshay

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    yeah hey guys i just want to replace the calculator widget, but i dont want to lose the orignal. if i make a copy where should i save it? anywhere?
     
  5. stillmaticshay thread starter macrumors member

    stillmaticshay

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    well of course i just installed it, but guess what? the old one was not in the trash... sigh

    something told me to rename the new one to calculator black so it did not overwrite. that did the trick, when i do a spotlight search, i find both calculators.

    yes!
     

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