Back up user prefs
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AppleScript backs up your user preferences.   Shareware ($5.00)
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  • Back up user prefs has been discontinued
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    M-T Software
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
What's New
Version 4.4a:
  • Change in the installation method to manual installation to eliminate problems encountered by some users with the installer application
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later, don't use with FileVault enabled.

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M-T Software (developer) commented on 07 Jun 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.
[Version 4.4a]


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M-T Software (developer) commented on 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.
[Version 4.3.3]


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M-T Software (developer) commented on 20 Apr 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!
[Version 4.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jan 2004
when i run it i get a "parameter error"?
OSX 10.2.3
[Version 4.2.5]


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M-T Software (developer) commented on 06 Jan 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").
[Version 4.2.5]


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painztream commented on 30 Dec 2003
Yeah, that roxx. Worth any Cent!
[Version 4.2]


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M-T Software (developer) commented on 19 Dec 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
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Nov 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.
[Version 4.0.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Nov 2003
Outstanding program. I second what the previous reviewer said. This developer is a great guy!
[Version 4.0.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 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.
[Version 2.4.6]


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Downloads:17,059
Version Downloads:2,247
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Shareware
Date:07 Jun 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $5.00
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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 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.


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