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What happened to the "com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic.plist"?
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:57:44 AM »
Hi Kirk,
Running new PM5 (good job... thanks!) on fresh MBP with OSX 10.7.5 ("fresh" because hard drive had to be replaced and re-installing everything from scratch for clean install, including new PM5)

Looking for newly created .snaps which I believe were in "com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic.plist" or " com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic.prefs" folder in Library>Caches from PM4.6.8 ... But can't seem to find. Spotlight search for any of the above including name of individual snap not yeilding results.

I see that Exporting from Preferences includes various snaps

-Is this how/where they are found/stored in PM5?


Thanks for another great product.
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Re: What happened to the "com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic.plist"?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 11:33:39 AM »
Andre,

Running new PM5 (good job... thanks!) on fresh MBP with OSX 10.7.5 ("fresh" because hard drive had to be replaced and re-installing everything from scratch for clean install, including new PM5)

Looking for newly created .snaps which I believe were in "com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic.plist" or " com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic.prefs" folder in Library>Caches from PM4.6.8 ... But can't seem to find. Spotlight search for any of the above including name of individual snap not yeilding results.

I see that Exporting from Preferences includes various snaps

-Is this how/where they are found/stored in PM5?


It would be "/Users/your user name/Library/Preferences/com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic/".  I don't think Spotlight indexes the prefs folder but I could be wrong on that.

-Kirk

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Re: What happened to the "com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic.plist"?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 11:41:57 AM »
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It would be "/Users/your user name/Library/Preferences/com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic/".  I don't think Spotlight indexes the prefs folder but I could be wrong on that.

-Kirk

Hmmm.... I was afraid you'd say that. There is no Library folder in my Users/UserName folder.
Now it seems to be an Apple thing.

*sigh*

Thanks for the quick response.
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Re: What happened to the "com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic.plist"?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 12:05:57 PM »
Found the solution:

Mac OS X 10.7 & OS X 10.8 defaults to hiding the users Library directory, this is probably to keep people from accidentally deleting or damaging files that are necessary for OS X Lion to function properly. That is fine for novice users, but for some of us, we want to be able to access ~/Library/ at will. A visible Library folder was also the default setting in past versions of Mac OS X, here is how to get this back.

Show User ~/Library in OS X Lion & Mountain Lion
Launch Terminal from Spotlight or Launchpad -> Utilities, and enter the following command to show or hide the directory:
chflags nohidden ~/Library/

The users Library folder will immediately become visible again. Reverting this back to the standard Lion setting is simple too:

Hide User ~/Library in OS X Lion (default setting)
This returns to the default setting of hiding the user Library directory:
chflags hidden ~/Library

Changes take effect immediately again, and Library becomes invisible to the user.


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Re: What happened to the "com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic.plist"?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 12:08:21 PM »
Or you can use the Finder's Go To Folder command and enter:

~/Library/Preferences

...and the Finder will show you your Preferences folder.

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Re: What happened to the "com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic.plist"?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 10:50:22 PM »
Hi!

As an "one time alternative" you can open the finder, click "Go to" and press the option key. Library appears in the list.

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