Syncing user accounts

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lightsout, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. lightsout macrumors member

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    I believe .mac can do something like this, but I'd prefer to avoid paying for the pleasure of doing this as I don't need the other of .mac's features....

    Ok, so I've got 2 Macs - my Intel iMac & Macbook Pro. What I want to do is to share/sync my user profile between the two. In an ideal world, this would mean any changes I do in Mail.app, iTunes, Safari, etc would be replicated to the other system. So I could read/write emails on both systems, read my RSS feeds, etc.

    The plan would be using one or other, so there shouldn't be any contention between the two.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Would be a major pain without using .mac.

    Basically you need to identify all the files that store all the settings for each of the apps and then find some software that will keep these synced between the two computers (something like chronosync).

    Identifying all the files that store all the various settings etc could be the tricky part.
     
  3. lightsout thread starter macrumors member

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    .mac only looks like it'll sync the settings of Mail.app, rather than say, the emails in my folders in Mail.app, my iTunes files, etc. I presume I'd still be doing that by hand?
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yeah, you'd have to do those manually
     

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