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Can't move Hazel to new computer hard drive

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:25 am
by morkafur
I had a disk crash where I only had a backup of my data, not a Hazel-specific backup of each export rule.

Now, I'm stuck since after trying Paul's suggestions in another posting here:

You can try copying over the following:
- In your Library/Preferences, the files starting with com.noodlesoft
- In your Library/Application Support, the Hazel folder
Now, it may or may not work since a lot of internal stuff is stored as aliases. As a backup, I suggest exporting all your rules. If the above doesn't work, you can re-create your folder list and then import your rules back in to the appropriate folders.

Hazel on the new computer (same computer new HD) is still BLANK!

I have no idea what my rules were beyond a few of them so now I seem to be starting from scratch.

Hopefully, there's a simple workaround for this. Otherwise, Hazel files seriously need to be stored on disk in such a way that they can be easily migrated!

Here goes another several HOURS (days?) trying to figure out what I had in Hazel over the past five or so years and re-create by hand, from scratch...


Re: Can't move Hazel to new computer hard drive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:43 am
by Mr_Noodle
Doing the above should work. Those are also standard locations for app configs so they should be carried over by Migration Assistant, for example.

You may need to re-add some folders, though, depending.