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Move and hide the Microsoft Office User Data folder
Authored by: trinitrotoluene on Feb 20, '04 07:49:00PM

Yeah its pretty annoying that Apps create folders in Documents. Appleworks, MS, Inspiration and Adobe Acrobat all do this too. My backup script I have contains a list of folders to ignore. So its pretty easy to add in new folders and such.



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Move and hide the Microsoft Office User Data folder
Authored by: rputter on Feb 21, '04 06:23:46AM

I have to say that this 'feature' is the one reason I have stayed with Entourage instead of mail. I move between computers and can simply copy this one folder to take all my mail with me. With Mail.app, I would have to copy my preferences separately (or so I believe).

I could get around this using aliases on all the machines I use but its not as neat as the office solution.



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Move and hide the Microsoft Office User Data folder
Authored by: brachiator on Feb 21, '04 08:52:19PM
When you said "take all of my mail with me" did you mean that literally, or did you also mean take all of the minor window prefs for Mail? You could just copy ~/Library/Mail from one to the next. This folder contains all of your mailboxes and everything, including the accounts.

There is one preference file, that is ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist. So may be that my post is not such a riposte, but the prefs file is pretty limited. Anyway, there is not much more than with the MS Data folder. When I back up or transfer the Mail data I do not bother with the prefs file.

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