Reconfiguring Prefs After OS Reinstall (MAC 10.6.8))
September 25, 2012 2:32 PM Subscribe
My Mac (OS 10.6.8) is behaving wonkily, and I need to reinstall the system software. I'm wondering if there are any tricks for helping me reconfiguring my various prefs after the reinstall.
posted by Quisp Lover to computers & internet (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Some of my prefs are fairly extensive (e.g. keyboard shortcuts, spotlight privacy exclusions, etc). I'd rather avoid swapping back old pref files (e.g. com.apple.symbolichotkeys.plist) because I don't want to inadvertently swap back any corruption.
I was planning on taking zillions of screenshots of all the panels to guide me in the reconfiguration after the reinstall. Is that really the best way?
I'm wondering if there might be some app that captures all pref data in a reference-able form....something like that?
Also wondering if it would be prudent to swap back pref files from third party add-ons, e.g. Growl, Default Folder X, etc. Are they in any way sandboxed from OS innards?