lost serial number in restore, anyway to recover?

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  1. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    About a month ago I did a fresh install of Lion. Well I forgot the djay application on my computer. I never registered it with the company and when I went to open it the other day it said I needed a serial. It never rolled over after I restored some applications from time machine. I bought the serial on ebay in the spring. It was in a message but the message got deleted as its been a while and the inbox only holds so many messages. All i have is the time machine backup. Is the serial held anywhere in the package contents of the app or anywhere in the backup or am I out of $25?
     
  2. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    It is generally stored in the the file user/library/application support/app

    I think hit command-shift-g and type ~/library then find application support.
     
  3. nunes013 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i searched in there but there is no folder for it. i even opened it up in text wrangler and searched a little but couldn't find it.
     
  4. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    Did you look on your time machine then? Follow the path to your users folder.
     
  5. nunes013 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    Then contact or check the developers website to get your serial.
     
  7. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    It's often in Preferences. Look for the .plist file with the name of the app.
     
  8. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    did you look for the message in time machine?
     
  9. Peace macrumors Core

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    Go to eBay and look at your previous purchases. Maybe it's there somewhere.
     
  10. jsa83 macrumors newbie

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    go to the djay website.. type in ur email and they will send the activation code via email. .. i have djay and have used this method to get my serial #
     
  11. nunes013 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry for the late response. My computer went to the genius bar because my LCD was getting separated from the aluminum. I should have my computer back by this weekend. I'll search time machine for those things. I never registered the serial with the developer (I don't know why :eek:) but they said they couldn't send me a new one because I purchased it through eBay and they have had people selling fraudulent licenses on there. Thanks for all your help everyone!
     
  12. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    just email the developer from the email you purchased it with and you will probably get a serial emailed to you.
     

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