Move data directory to new computer

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unfrostedpoptart
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Move data directory to new computer

Post by unfrostedpoptart » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:26 pm

Hi.
I've been running NL for a few years on a Mac using Crossover. Works pretty well but I'm getting rid of Crossover and just installed NL under Windows 7. However, I can't figure out how to migrate my date and settings. Here's what's under the virtual C: drive from the Crossover install that has all my current info. Which files/folders do I put where in the new Win7 install?

Thanks,

David

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Davids-MacBook-Pro:drive_c david$ ls -l users/crossover/Application\ Data/NewsLeecher/
total 5984
drwxr-xr-x+  4 david  staff      136 Oct 17 13:14 Temp
drwxr-xr-x+ 12 david  staff      408 Oct 17 13:02 backups
drwxr-xr-x+  5 david  staff      170 Oct 27  2013 cacheV4
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff    11727 Oct 17 13:02 downloaded.v2.dat
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff      294 Oct 17 13:02 filters.dat
drwxr-xr-x+  2 david  staff       68 Oct 27  2013 folder links
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff  3000327 Oct 27  2013 groups.dat
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff      151 Apr  1  2014 messages.dont.show.dat
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff      432 Oct 27  2013 newsleecher.keyfile.v6.dat
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff       72 Jun 27 22:06 newsleecher.nat001.key
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff        0 Oct 17 13:02 nlScheduler.v2.dat
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff        9 Oct 17 13:02 passmgr.dat
drwxr-xr-x+  3 david  staff      102 Oct 17 13:02 servers
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff       50 Oct 27  2013 setup.dat
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff     5546 Oct 17 13:02 setup.v2.dat
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff      396 Oct 17 13:02 setup_grps.dat
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff     6877 Oct 17 13:02 spam.v2.dat
drwxr-xr-x+  2 david  staff       68 Oct 27  2013 superleech
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff        0 Oct 17 13:02 superleech.v1.dat
drwxr-xr-x+ 44 david  staff     1496 Oct 17 13:02 supersearch.v5.cache
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff      578 Oct 17 13:02 supersearch.v5.dat
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff        0 Oct 17 13:02 zlCache.dat
-rw-r--r--+  1 david  staff        0 Oct 17 13:02 zlSets.v02.dat
Davids-MacBook-Pro:drive_c David$
 

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Quaraxkad
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Re: Move data directory to new computer

Post by Quaraxkad » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:06 am

For simplicity, create a newsleecher.ini file in the same folder as the EXE. Put in the lines:

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dataFolder=C:\Path\To\NewsLeecher\data
tempFolder=C:\Path\To\NewsLeecher\data\temp
And move all of those files under the data folder pointed to above.

Alternatively you could use the default data and temp folders but they're hidden and that whole system is a mess (in Windows, not NL)... Best to just keep them in the install directory.

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