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Move DL2 to a different computer

we recently promoted our receptionist and moved her and her iMac with DL2 already installed and very much in use, to a different location. we now have a new receptionist with a new iMac and she needs to take over DL2 responsibilities. what is the easiest way to move the app, all associated libraries, and the activation from the old machine to the new one? we have one serial for it and only need it in one place so it seems best to migrate it some how just looking for some pointers. thanks for your time.

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  • I’m confident
    To move your library to a new computer all you have to do is copy the library database over. To do this, copy the folder located (in your home folder) at ~/Library/Application Support/Delicious Library 2/ to the same location on the new computer.

    You may also wish to move over your settings and license code. To do this, copy over the preferences file, which is located (in your home folder) at ~/Library/Preferences/com.delicious-monster.library2.plist.
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  • I’m frustrated
    This doesn't work at all. Both folders are on my new laptop and my library is still opening up as a new, blank, library.
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  • jessica

    it does work, since I have helped a few people move their libraries on this forum

    first, I would suggest you verify that the contents of the "moved" directories have been put in the correct place.

    secondly, if you had DL2 open (with a blank DB) when you copied the files over, when closing DL2 will have saved the DB as it was (ie blank) when it was launched out as the current DB overwriting the one copied over.
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  • I’m super stoked!
    i just did it this way, worked like a dream. i made sure both apps were closed, used a USB stick to transfer all listed above. Thanks!
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  • Not working for me. As advised in the posts above, DL2 was completely deleted from the apps folder and reinstalled from installer. Files deleted from application support and from preferences, then copied over from external drive and opened again. No luck. Repeated 4 times. No luck.
    The only thing that I can think is that it's a 10.7 issue. I noticed that in 10.7 under the home folder there is no library folder. Therefore I put the folder in the main library on the HD under application support, where the support files are for every other app I have on the computer. I put the preferences file in the preferences folder within this library. Not sure why delicious library application support was in the home folder library in previous versions of the operating system, but it certainly seems wrong for me to artificially create a Library folder within the home folder if it's not there already. Certainly none of the many other apps I have on the computer have application support files or playlists anywhere other than in the main library folder.
    Suggestions please! The older computer has a screen that goes black without warning and I really need to transfer over my delicious library.
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  • I’m hopeful
    Yes, it is a Lion problem. You have to run a command in terminal to make the library folder visible in the home folder. About to try doing it this way, will report back on success, but here's the command

    Show User ~/Library in OS X 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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  • You can access the user's Library folder without going into Terminal. From Finder, hold the Option key while selecting the Go menu.
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  • I have done this --- but I'm not sure what to do next....

    Do I need to buy the app again on the new Mac or can I move the APP itself somehow?

    (Or by moving those two files mentioned above, should the app have been moved as well and I'm just not finding it?)
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