Back up user prefs
Back up user prefs
4.4a

5.0

Back up user prefs free download for Mac

Back up user prefs

4.4a
07 June 2005

AppleScript backs up your user preferences.

Overview

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.

What's new in Back up user prefs

Version 4.4a:
  • Change in the installation method to manual installation to eliminate problems encountered by some users with the installer application

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Roberto5
15 December 2002

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The script doesn't work on my machine and I can't find the bug because it's saved as a compilated script. I would appreciate the script if it were saved in plain text form.
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Version 1.2
Jbmelby
07 June 2005
A new version has been posted to eliminate installer problems. The installation method has been changed to manual installation. If you have successfully installed v 4.4 using the installer, you do not need to download this version.
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Version 4.4a
Jbmelby
09 May 2005
Please note: Back up user prefs 4.3.3 is not currently Tiger-compatible. Although I have officially ceased development on this application, because of popular demand I shall release a Tiger-compatible version in the near future. Please check this page for notification of a new version.
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Version 4.3.3
Jbmelby
21 April 2004
There was a corrupted file in the original distribution of v 4.3 which has now been corrected. Anyone who downloaded v 4.3 before 11:00 PM EDT on April 20th should download and install it again. Please accept my apologies!
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Version 4.3
Anonymous
21 January 2004
when i run it i get a "parameter error"? OSX 10.2.3
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Version 4.2.5
1 answer(s)
M-T Software
M-T Software
17 March 2004
Could you send more information to ? I need to know where during the execution of the program this error occurs, etc. in order to pin down the cause of your problem.
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Version 4.2.5
Jbmelby
07 January 2004
Beginning with v 4.2.5, it is no longer the case that "Back up user prefs" will run only on an administrator account (although an administrator account is still required to run "BUUP4.2.2_for_cron").
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Version 4.2.5
Painztream
31 December 2003
Yeah, that roxx. Worth any Cent!
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Version 4.2
Jbmelby
19 December 2003
PLEASE NOTE: Version 4.2 works for administrator accounts only. (Sorry that I forgot to post this information!) For those having trouble with v 4.2, version 4.1 is available at http://www.m-t-software.com/Back_up_user_prefs-41.dmg.tgz and v 3.0.3 can be downloaded at http://www.m-t-software.com/Back_up_user_prefs-303.dmg.tgz
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Version 4.2
Anonymous
15 November 2003
This wonderful application was invaluable in rebuilding my system when my hard drive died recently. I kiss the ground this generous developer walks on. Thank you so very much for such an easy to use tool, one that even THIS L8bloomer can understand.
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Version 4.0.6
Anonymous
15 November 2003
Outstanding program. I second what the previous reviewer said. This developer is a great guy!
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Version 4.0.6
Anonymous
21 June 2003
This script just keeps getting better, and lemme tell ya, I had a problem and emailed the developer. He replied within just a couple hours. He even sent me a solution to my problem. This is all free of charge. I've NEVER seem this kind of "customer support" ANYWHERE. This is definitely my favorite script of all AppleScripts.
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Version 2.4.6
$5.00

5.0

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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