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Copy Chrome extensions from one computer to another - Super User
(If you should need to recover your Chrome extensions from a backup, this looks to be the way to go:)
“1. Locate the extension folder from an existing installation. You should find it in

“Chrome user data directory → Extensions → {a 32 ‘a→p’ character hash}

“It should be fairly obvious which hash corresponds to which extension upon inspection, but you can often find a readme.txt, or a messages.json file in a _locales sudfolder, from which you can identify the extension. On my local system the hash for Adblock was cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb (this is probably globally unique, but just check), and then there were versioned subfolders. Choosing the most recent version directory should be fine.

“2. Copy this folder to the new computer.

“3. Go to chrome://extensions in the target Chrome browser and enable ‘Developer mode’ by the checkbox in the upper right.

“4. Press ‘Load unpacked extension…’ and choose the version-number folder inside the desired extension folder.”
chrome  backup  extensions  canonical  migration  recovery  2014 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
assistance:Translocation Problem [Keyboard Maestro Wiki]
If you end up getting weird errors about Keyboard Maestro being “translocated,” this post has some steps that can help with that.

Worst case, you can always run this Terminal command (via the post):
xattr -dr "/Applications/Keyboard"
keyboardmaestro  translocated  software  mac  osx  macos  2019  newcomputer  migration 
10 weeks ago by handcoding
Michael Tsai - Blog - iMazing Leaves Setapp
(Oh, this sounds very promising!)
“Yeah, iMazing lives up to its name, has that menuItem subApp that runs in the menubar all the time, giving me battery stats, backing up all my iDevices at 1am.

“It also does ‘device bridge upgrades’ – plug old device in. Plug new from Apple Store device in. iM sees both devices and transfers all data from old device to new device. I’ve done this 5 times already, it’s GREAT.

iphone  mjtsai  2018  backup  migration 
january 2019 by handcoding
openstyles/firefox-stylish-export: Export installed styles in Firefox Stylish into a Stylus compatible JSON format
(This seems like a handy thing.)
“Export installed styles in Firefox Stylish into a Stylus compatible JSON format”
stylish  firefox  extensions  2018  export  migration 
july 2018 by handcoding
Stamp Music Importer — Tools and Toys
“Ever wanted to try out another music streaming service but don’t feel like dealing with the hassle of recreating all your playlists and track libraries there? Stamp Music Importer is an app that takes care of all that for you. It lets you move tracks and playlists across various music services — Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, Deezer, and more.

“This really would have come in handy for me a while back when I wanted to recreate Starbucks’ surprisingly good “Summertime Hip-Hop” Spotify playlist in Apple Music. I managed to get the job done manually (minus one song), but it sucked.”
music  spotify  migration  tidal  applemusic  2017  playlists  toolsandtoys  software  ios 
october 2017 by handcoding
music - iTunes: Move files off a network drive - Ask Different
This answer may well have the canonical steps for migrating one's iTunes library.

In short:
• In iTunes → Preferences → Advanced
- Make sure “Keep iTunes Media folder organized” is unchecked.
- Make sure "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" is unchecked.
- Make sure “Share iTunes Library XML” is checked.
• Quit iTunes.
• Go to ~/Music/iTunes/
• Delete "iTunes Library.itl”
• Locate "iTunes Library.xml" and/or "iTunes Music Library.xml". Then delete whichever file is older.
• Edit the remaining XML file with a text editor (like TextMate).
• Make a copy of that XML file and rename that copy to whichever XML file you just deleted.
• Use this Terminal command to create a dummy (0-byte) version of "iTunes Library.itl":
touch ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Library.itl
• Lastly, start iTunes normally. It may chug for a while, but that’s okay.

(Note to self: You also created a Word version of these directions:
~/Dropbox (Personal)/Dallas 2017/Word Processing/iTunes Media Library migration - steps from Stack Exchange.docx)
itunes  migration  2014  music  mac  osx  macos  software  canonical  stackexchange 
august 2017 by handcoding
How to move your iTunes Library to another location - Macworld UK
"Within the Music folder, you'll find the iTunes folder, which you'll want to drag and drop into your Hard Drive. This will now move your iTunes files to your external hard drive. Depending on the size of your music collection, it might take longer.

"After you've finished, you'll want to relaunch iTunes, by holding down the Option (Alt) key and clicking on the iTunes application. This will then prompt you to choose a new library."
itunes  migration  library  2014  macworld 
august 2017 by handcoding
Ask the iTunes Guy: What to do when iTunes goes wild | Macworld
(About iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Library.xml:)
"macOS includes Time Machine, an automatic backup system that automatically stores copies of your files to an external or network drive. To protect your iTunes library and your other files, it’s a good idea to use Time Machine. This is better than just copying your files or cloning your drive, since it stores multiple versions of your files. If the iTunes Library file in your backup is corrupt, then you’re out of luck, but with Time Machine, you can go back in time and choose different versions until you find one that works.

"I also strongly recommend checking the option mentioned above to have iTunes create that XML file. It doesn’t cost you anything, and it can save your iTunes library if something goes wrong."
itunes  ituneslibrary  xml  mac  macos  software  2017  migration 
may 2017 by handcoding
Moving TextExpander Snippets to Keyboard Maestro
This post offers a Python script that can migrate one’s TextExpander snippets to Kebyoard Maestro.
keyboardmaestro  textexpander  migration  python  2016 
august 2016 by handcoding
Import your notes and files to the Notes app - Apple Support
"On your Mac, you can import these note formats from anywhere on your computer:
.enex (Evernote XML export)"
applenotes  notes  memos  software  osx  mac  2016  import  migration 
august 2016 by handcoding
Acorn 4, a great Mac OS X picture and photo editor, built for humans.
Hmm -- going off the tutorials, perhaps this might be worth a look as a Fireworks replacement?
acorn  fireworks  images  apps  software  mac  osx  2015  migration 
august 2015 by handcoding
Screen Reader Settings: NVDA - wiki.gpii
"The NVDA settings are stored in a plain text file. On Windows, this file is located in a page like: /Users/kasper/AppData/Roaming/nvda/nvda.ini."
nvda  migration  settings  screenreaders  2015 
august 2015 by handcoding
Preference file functions, names, locations | Photoshop CS6
"Preferences files vary by name and location for each version of Photoshop. Use this document to find or re-create preferences files for Photoshop CS6."
photoshop  settings  migration  2015  canonical  adobe 
august 2015 by handcoding
Apple's AirPort Extreme: Out with the old, in with the new - TechRepublic
"Thanks to Apple engineering, I didn't have to. Upon powering the new AirPort Extreme and opening Apple's AirPort Utility, the very first option I was presented was the opportunity to replace my existing device with the new router. The old router's settings were automatically and correctly transferred to the new device. All I had to do was click Next and move my cable modem's Ethernet cable to the new router's WAN port. The migration experience was truly that easy."
apple  airportextreme  settings  migration  2015 
august 2015 by handcoding
website design - Which modern software is a decent successor / replacement for Fireworks? - Graphic Design Stack Exchange
It looks like Sketch might be a decent replacement for Fireworks: "I too have been a lifetime fan of Fireworks (their entire lifetime). Have you heard of Sketch? I can tell you that it's the only thing that comes close. (It's a perfect mashup of Illustrator and Fireworks, but SO MUCH closer to FW). Your transition should be seamless, and you will quickly be in love. Personally, I'll still use FW until it's technically impossible."
sketch  fireworks  software  mac  migration  2015  stackexchange 
august 2015 by handcoding
Going Home From the South, a New Holiday Exodus -
"Over all, more than 40 percent of North Carolina residents in 2012 were born in another state; a generation ago, it was less than 25 percent. Similar increases have occurred in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. And the increases often have a self-sustaining nature to them."
south  northcarolina  migration  nytimes 
december 2014 by handcoding
Preset migration
"You can migrate your custom preset collections, as well as some Photoshop presets, from one version of Photoshop to another on the same computer. It is similar to how presets were migrated in Photoshop CS6."
photoshop  presets  migration  2014  software  mac 
november 2014 by handcoding
Horcrux IMAP email backup for Mac OS X
This looks like a pretty intriguing option for backing up IMAP and even migrating IMAP messages from one server to another. (The only downside is that it requires 10.7, OS X Lion.)
email  backup  imap  migration  2014  apps  software  10.7 
august 2014 by handcoding
2014 release of Photoshop CC: FAQ
Among other bits, this FAQ answers the question, "How do I migrate my presets from a previous version of Photoshop?"
photoshop  2014  photoshop2014  migration  settings  newmachine 
june 2014 by handcoding
jQuery Core 1.9 Upgrade Guide | jQuery
This post offers a good summary of the changes in jQuery 1.9, including .live() being deprecated in favor of .on() and .andSelf() being deprecated in favor of .addBack(). And it goes over how to migrate from the old bits to the new.
jquery  jquery1.9  deprecated  javascript  live  andself  addback  on  migration  2013 
january 2013 by handcoding
Transferring your iTunes Library | iLounge Article
@zeldman passed this along -- perhaps this may be of use for migrating one's iTunes library? (via:

This bit also seemed pertinent:
"The most important point to keep in mind is that once a media file is listed in the iTunes library, it is referenced from iTunes by the specific location (i.e. full pathname) of where this file is located. Therefore, if you move a file, iTunes will almost certainly lose track of that file, and the result will be a broken link in your iTunes library.”

And also:
"Mac OS X users can get away with moving their media files around on the same drive and iTunes will still be able to find them. This is not iTunes-specific but is actually due to the fact that the Mac OS X operating system itself keeps track of files when they’re moved to new locations on the same drive, regardless of file type. This will not work, however, when moving files to a different drive, partition, or computer."
itunes  migration  via:zeldman  tutorials  ilounge  2011 
june 2010 by handcoding
Macworld | Migrating from Parallels to Fusion
This post goes over how to use the VMWare Converter to convert a Parallels image to a VMWare Fusion one. [as of 2007-09-21]
parallels  vmware  fusion  convert  2008  windows  mac  osx  migration 
september 2008 by handcoding
Geek to Live: How to move an iTunes library from a PC to Mac (and back)
"Moving your song ratings and playlists from a PC to Mac isn't impossible, but it takes a little elbow grease. Here's how to get the job done."
itunes  mac  osx  migration 
january 2008 by handcoding
Moving your Parallels virtual machine to another Mac - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
"I also wanted to use Parallels on this Mac as well, so I installed that too. However, and this is the cool part, I didn't want to take the time to reinstall Windows and have to reconfigure it, do all the updates, etc."
apple  mac  osx  parallels  software  migration 
june 2007 by handcoding
Vss2Svn - Convert SourceSafe Repositories to Subversion
"vss2svn is a Perl script ( and accompanying C program (ssphys.exe) to migrate revision history from a Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS) database to a Subversion repository."
subversion  svn  sourcesafe  vss  opensource  software  conversion  migration  versioncontrol 
october 2006 by handcoding
Feed Director Plugin
The Feed Director Plugin for WordPress provides rewrite rules for common feed filenames used by other blogging platforms. Files such as index.xml, index.rdf, rss.xml, rss2.xml, atom.xml, *.xml are directed to the appropriate WP handler.
wordpress  plugins  feeds  rss  atom  rewrite  migration 
april 2005 by handcoding
WordPress Wiki - MT-Redirect
This Movable Type template generates a PHP file which, in turn, generates a list of entries for .htaccess to redirect your MT posts to your new WP posts
wordpress  movabletype  migration  htaccess  redirect  php 
march 2005 by handcoding

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