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Clean 10.6 install: possible to copy some apps & not clone entire HD?

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Due to my suspected faulty HD causing my Mac Pro to freeze (beach ball; freeze; has to power off and reboot) I'm acquiring a new one for my Mac Pro. Now, the current one hasn't any corrupted data it seems, but I can't be sure that something on there isn't causing these freezes, so I've decided to do a clean install rather than cloning the HD.

The only thing is I have two or three applications where I'd like to copy the entire/exact settings/preferences/etc., because the sheer man-hours it would take to replicate them make me shiver thinking about it.

*Is this possible? If so, how?*

An example of an application is a paid for Remote Buddy, where I've mapped hundreds of commands to a PS3 Bluetooth Remote.
Mac Pro 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (220,980 points)
    Most likely you'll find any application preferences in the /Home/Library/Preferences/ folder. Some may also include them in the /Library/Preferences/ folder. Support files will usually be in the /Library/Applications Support/ and/or /Home/Library/Applications Support/ folders.

    Generally copying all such files you find to the new drive should restore everything with the possible exception of registration numbers that aren't saved in a preference file.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB


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