how to copy a folder from preferences under lion?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Wed Aug 10 09:19:25 EDT 2011

Tiemo Hollmann wrote:
> My software had a folder and files in /library/Preferences/ where now under
> Lion the user has no permissions any more
> I want to build a migration tool for my customers to move the folder and
> files from /library/Preferences/ to the new location at
> /Applications/myFolder/.

What's wrong with using the folder Apple recommends?:


That will return the user's Prefs folder rather than the system's, so it 
should always be writable.

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