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Back up user prefs is an AppleScript application that backs up and restores a user's preferences and related folders for safety in the event of corruption of either individual preferences or the entire folder.
Back up user prefs is an AppleScript application that backs up and restores a user's preferences and related folders for safety in the event of corruption of either individual preferences or the entire folder.Back up user prefs allows the user to elect to save a set of previously backed-up preferences in the event that something goes wrong during the backup process.
In addition to backing up preferences and related files, Back up user prefs can also restore your system using either of the two sets of previously-saved preferences, provided that two sets exist within the user's Backup_preferences folder. This feature is a very important one, since it can save the user the hours of agony required by a full system reinstallation by replacing the corrupted files that are usually the cause of serious system failures.
Also, this replacement is selective: you do not have to restore everything, but can instead select, for example, only the ~/Library/Preferences folder, the browser files, the ~/Library/Mail files, etc. (see the list below).
Beginning with v 2.4.8, Back up user prefs added a feature called "Auto-pilot" which enables the experienced user of the application to eliminate nearly all dialog boxes except those that are absolutely necessary for the proper operation of the application.
IMPORTANT: Back up user prefs conflicts with FileVault in Mac OS 10.3.x or later! Do not use this application with FileVault enabled!
Adds Tiger (Mac OS 10.4) compatibility
Adds support for Shiira in the list of browsers
Allows the user to select the browser used to display messages
Gives a marked speed boost under some (but not all) conditions
Installation process changes from using an installer to manual installation to eliminate problems that some users have encountered with the installer application.
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