Preference Manager
Preference Manager
4.4.4

4.7

Preference Manager free download for Mac

Preference Manager

4.4.4
16 October 2019

Manage Final Cut Studio preference files.

Overview

Preference Manager allows you to trash, lock, backup and restore Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects preference files. These files contain user settings and preferences but can cause problems if they become corrupted. Trashing the files allows you to restore operability to your machine.

Preference Manager can also backup and restore not only preference files, but Final Cut Pro button bars, keyboard layouts, column layouts, window layouts, track layouts, custom settings and user plugins. Backups are stored in a single compressed file, allowing you to easily copy them from one machine to another.

What's new in Preference Manager

Version 4.4.4:
  • Compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Dark Mode support
  • Fixed an issue where enabling a password at startup couldn't be disabled again
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

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6 Preference Manager Reviews

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Mac007
26 October 2010

Most helpful

It would be helpful if the developer renamed this product "Final Cut Preference Manager". The current name infers that it deals with all preference files on the Mac which is confusing.
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Version 2.1.2
Ean
11 July 2013
Great tool and a great update. Now has Pro Tools support and improved Adobe support. No problems encountered yet. So handy and so free--five stars. I've never had to use the author's repair tools, but wouldn't hesitate to buy them should the need arise.
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Version 4.0
Sgginc
06 December 2012
Download link downloads Pro_Maintenance not Preference Manager. Go to developer’s website for this.
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Version 3.2.4
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
06 December 2012
Thanks for bringing this to our attention Sgginc. Pro Maintenance also includes Preference Manager which is why there was some confusion. I've updated the listing so that it now points directly to Preference Manager :)
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Donmontalvo
29 June 2012
Does what it advertises to do (backup/delete/restore prefs). However, the "Restoring the window layout" issue persists. Only effects 10.6.8 users...does not effect Lion users. Don
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Version 3.2.1
4 answer(s)
Digital Rebellion Llc
Digital Rebellion Llc
01 July 2012
The window layout in FCPX is not stored in the preference files. Housekeeper in Pro Maintenance Tools can fix this: http://www.digitalrebellion.com/promaintenance
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Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
01 July 2012
Yes as I stated in my post over at the FCPX page, Apples solution does not work for our users. Does your tool delete the same folder? http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4169
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Digital Rebellion Llc
Digital Rebellion Llc
02 July 2012
Yes, it uses the same method Apple recommends.
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Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
02 July 2012
Thanks for confirming. Excellent tool, unfortunately this issue persists even after following standard troubleshooting steps, including additional steps recommended by Apple support. Apple asked us to open RADAR bug ticket, waiting for further steps.
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Mac007
26 October 2010
It would be helpful if the developer renamed this product "Final Cut Preference Manager". The current name infers that it deals with all preference files on the Mac which is confusing.
Like (6)
Version 2.1.2
3 answer(s)
zo219
zo219
13 June 2011
Implies. You can infer something, but FCP can only imply.
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PorkPieHat
PorkPieHat
27 October 2011
I agree that this nice app should be renamed to something that includes the words “Final Cut” in some form, preferably at the beginning. As I have with similarly associated apps for iMovie, iPhoto and iTunes, unless this is renamed, I’ll either forget that it exists or get frustrated and never use it because I can’t remember its name! And yes, I am aware that I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
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Shakes
Shakes
29 November 2011
Download it and rename it yourself. Fixed.
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Rednail
18 January 2009
Fantastic software. Does what it claims with out any bugs. And free! Thanks so much.
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Version 1.0.7
Morpe
04 November 2008
huuuu great App! You can also create a version for logic pro?
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Version 1.0.7