Settings file location

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thingomy
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Settings file location

Post by thingomy »

I am trying to migrate from a broken Mac to Linux, and I want to take my fairly long carefully crafted format strings with me.To do this I need to find the config file location. the following did not work:

~/Library/ ... contains 3 files that don't look too helpful.
/Library/ ... contains nothing useful.
~/.filebot/ ... contains some data, but no actual configuration.

Thanks,
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skullzy
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Re: Settings file location

Post by skullzy »

(Windows user here) I don't think you can grab the configuration file.. unless it's a portable version of the application.. But from what I understand, filebot saves this kind of data within the application itself.

Did you check?
~/Library/Application Support
~/Library/Preferences
/Applications/Filebot.app/Contents/MacOS/


Unfortunately the only way I could see you doing this, which would prevent future nuisances.. would be to create a script containing the format string.. example;

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filebot -rename "Filename" --format "{n} {y}" -non-strict
The code above would always remain the same, no matter what OS you're running it on. The only difference would be the coding surrounding it in order to grab the files you wish to process..

Good luck, hope you figure it out :)
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Re: Settings file location

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Preferences are stored in a system-dependent manner, which on Windows would be the registry, and on Mac the Mac OSX preferences system, and on Linux .properties files, or something like that, so it's not a matter of copy and pasting some files.


If you wanna migrate formats from the GUI I recommend copy & pasting them somewhere.


If you need to recover the data from a broken Mac you'll probably need to look into tools that let you open those Mac OSX preferences files. It should be much easier than Windows recovering registry data at the very least! :D
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jprokos
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Re: Settings file location

Post by jprokos »

I know this is an old post, but I wanted to add the location of the files for any Mac user who's interested.
On Mac OS X 10.12.x Sierra:

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/Users/YourUserName/Library/Containers/net.filebot.FileBot/Data/Library/Preferences
I haven't tried copying and pasting this into the same folder on another user's account. Try at your own risk.
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Re: Settings file location

Post by ChefGregS »

@rednoah,
What are the keys for the settings in the windows 10 registry? I have to move mine to a new system (still have the old) and do NOT wish to try and come up with all the cool things I have set up already.. I will. But would rather just save the registry and load it into the new system...

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Re: Settings file location

Post by rednoah »

FileBot r8006 will now has dedicated buttons for that:
viewtopic.php?t=4205
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Alternatively, you can use these commands to export / import your settings from / to the registry:

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filebot -script fn:preferences --output /path/to/folder

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filebot -script fn:preferences /path/to/folder/user.prefs.xml
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