AW: how to copy a folder from preferences under lion?

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at
Wed Aug 10 09:48:08 EDT 2011

I have some files which must be shared for all users (see my previous
threads). That’s why I had those files in the past in /library/preferences/
and now for Lion in /applications/myFolder/
which works for fresh installations. Now I wanted to migrate my files for
existing installations, who upgraded to Lion to the new location, but I
don't get them off the old location.

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: use-livecode-bounces at [mailto:use-livecode-
> bounces at] Im Auftrag von Richard Gaskin
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 10. August 2011 15:19
> An: use-livecode at
> Betreff: Re: how to copy a folder from preferences under lion?
> Tiemo Hollmann wrote:
> > My software had a folder and files in /library/Preferences/ where now
> > 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?:
>    specialFolderPath("preferences")
> That will return the user's Prefs folder rather than the system's, so it
> should always be writable.
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