|Don's Home Technology Macintosh Restore Library|
When I moved from PowerBook to a MacBook in addition to going from Tiger (10.4) to Leopard (10.5) I moved from a PowerPC processor to an Intel processor.|
This created some problems. e.g. the Actually some of the problems (e.g. System Preference window not organized by category) existed on my old 10.4 system.
To clean up some problems you may need to do an archive and install from your install CD. When you have the Apple Store do it they will frequently NOT select "preserve your user and network settings". The old ones will be saved in a Previous System folder on your hard disk. This may fix problems caused by things in your user Library or Library/Preferences, but can cause other problems (e.g. loss of your bookmarks, registration serial #, so your application will not run or default to a demo version). Some of the things I needed to restore are listed below.
One of the forums also said some applications (It didn't identify which ones) may need to be reinstalled even though they have universal binaries, because the install process recognizes an Intel Mac and does something differently. I couldn't find any confirmation of this.
You could Restore your whole user library: (But this may copy the thing(s) that were causing the problem. Copy: From Macintosh HD/Previous Systems/20xx-...../Users/[ID]/Library To ~/Library where ~ is your home directory Macintosh HD/Users/[ID] Note: Some things may be stored in the Shared folder under Users Restore Individual Library Items: Safari: ~/Library/Safari folder ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.RSS.plist com.apple.Safari.plist Firefox: ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/xxxxxx.default (folder) xxxxxx is a random number which may be different than your backed up files Either copy the contents of xxxxxx.default from the backup to the new folder or copy the backed up xxxxxx.default and change ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles.ini to point to it. ~/Library/Application Support/Mozilla Stickies ~/Library/StickiesDatabase ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Stickies.plist ~/Documents/Stickies/ KeyChain: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.keychainaccess.plist ~/Library/Keychains/ Adobe: Delete all adobe applications in your system and utilities folder Download and Run the CS3Clean Script (even if you only PS Elements and not CS3) at https://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cs3clean.html Select level 3 (not in list) and run it twice Select level 4 (not in list and run it twice Re-install all Adobe apps (Reader, Flash, Photoshop, ...) Photoshop elements go to Help > registration and input your name and serial # again. Canon Scanner: /Users/Shared/CanoScan LiDE ... Canvas ~/Library/Preferences/ADCsystems/ ~/Library/Preferences/CanvasX.reg ~/Library/Preferences/com.acdsystems.canvas.ten.plist ~/Library/Frameworks/ It still would not pick up my registration/serial # and ran as a demo. In Canvas, open a new document. Then go to Help | License manager. Select a product that contains a trial version status. Click Enter License Code. BBedit: ~/Library/Preferences/com.barebones.bbedit.plist ~/Library/Preferences/BBEdit Preferences/ (folder) ~/Library/Preferences/com.barebones.bbedit.PreferenceData/ (folder) Note: You seem to have to restart before opening bbedit after installing "Grep Patterns.xml" in the above folder or it will revert back to the default. Fetch: ~/Library/Preferences/com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.Shortcuts.plist You may have to run Repair Permissions in Disk Utility after copying. Others in Preferences com.apple.BezelServices.plist com.apple.dock.db com.apple.dock.plist com.apple.finder.plist com.apple.internetconfigpriv.plist com.apple.java.JavaPreferences.plist com.apple.LaunchServices.QuarantineEvents com.apple.MenuBarClock.plist com.apple.PubSubAgent.plist com.apple.QuickLookDaemon.plist com.apple.quicktime.plugin.preferences.plist com.apple.recentitems.plist com.apple.sidebarlists.plist com.apple.spotlight.plist com.apple.systempreferences.plist com.apple.systemuiserver.plist com.apple.universalaccess.plist loginwindow.plist Macromedia QuickTime Preferences New: com.apple.AddressBook.abd.plist com.apple.AddressBook.plist com.apple.BezelServices.plist com.apple.dock.db com.apple.frontrow.plist com.apple.help.plist com.apple.internetconfig.plist com.apple.internetconfigpriv.plist com.apple.java.JavaPreferences.plist com.apple.keychainaccess.plist com.apple.LaunchServices.plist com.apple.LaunchServices.QuarantineEvents com.apple.mail.plist com.apple.MenuBarClock.plist com.apple.PreferenceSync.plist com.apple.Preview.bookmarks.plist com.apple.Preview.plist com.apple.print.custompresets.plist com.apple.print.PrinterProxy.plist com.apple.print.PrintingPrefs.plist com.apple.PubSubAgent.plist com.apple.QuickLookDaemon.plist com.apple.quicktime.plugin.preferences.plist com.apple.quicktimeplayer.plist com.apple.recentitems.plist com.apple.Safari.plist com.apple.Safari.RSS.plist com.apple.sidebarlists.plist com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist com.apple.spotlight.plist com.apple.systempreferences.plist com.apple.systemuiserver.plist com.apple.Terminal.plist com.apple.universalaccess.plist com.barebones.bbedit.plist com.barebones.bbedit.PreferenceData com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.plist com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch.Shortcuts.plist com.lemkesoft.graphicconverter.intel.plist com.lemkesoft.graphicconverter.plist com.microsoft.autoupdate.plist com.microsoft.Excel.plist com.microsoft.OfficeNotifications.plist com.microsoft.PowerPoint.plist com.palm.desktop.plist Explorer e Cache iCalExternalSync.plist loginwindow.plist Macromedia Microsoft net.telestream.wmv.plist OfficeSync Prefs org.mozilla.firefox.plist Palm Desktop Info QuickTime Preferences User Data…TF5801079