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10.6: Burning the Preferences folder
Authored by: Fairly on Jul 12, '10 07:58:54AM

Why not just copy the folder to another location and back up from there?



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10.6: Burning the Preferences folder
Authored by: maddys_daddy on Jul 12, '10 08:12:26AM

Of course that would certainly work, but can be much more time consuming than the OP's method. Depending on the size of your preferences folder (which can be quite large after years of upgrade and installs with lots of apps), copying could take a minute or two, while hitting Cmd-I on the offending file (which can be marked/quickly found by several means, including color-labeling it, giving it a special Spotlight comment, etc) takes a mere seconds.
But then, that's one of the things that makes our beloved Mac's so great--there are so many different ways to accomplish identical tasks, ways to suit each user's style.



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10.6: Burning the Preferences folder
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 13, '10 10:06:33AM

Bah. Make an archive and stuff it on a USB stick.



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