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Share app settings between OS X and OS 9 Classic
When I was moving from OS 9 to OS X, I needed to work once in original 9 (not Classic) and then in X, and have the same data in applications (Entourage, iCab). I found that when preferences and settings are in the same format, I can use them under both systems. I just have to replace the preference folder/file for the chosen app under OS X with an alias to the same preference folder/file under old system. It works for Entourage and iCab at least. Entourage I run under Classic, so data are equal. iCab has also the same preference files, so it also works nicely. I have not tried other programs, but it should be applicable on a wider basis.

[robg adds: A previous hint discussed sharing IE's preferences between OS X and Classic...]
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Share app settings between OS X and OS 9
Authored by: j-beda on Jul 12, '04 11:48:50AM

You can get some of this functionality by using the "Use Preferences from Home Folder" checkbox in the advanced tab of the Classic preference pane.

Unfortunately, this has to be set for each user account on the machine, and it is defaulted to being unchecked.

When classic is run for the first time with this setting, it gives you the option of copying the current "System Folder" files over to the user's home folder (at ~/Library/Classic)



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