Migrate a Silverstack project from one computer to another

Sometimes it’s necessary to migrate an entire project from one computer to another – maybe even during a project. It’s not that difficult – this article shows how this can be accomplished.

There are two activities involved:

  • Migrating the license
  • Migrating the Library

 

Migrating the License

Migrating the license is straight forward, it can be done in Silverstack . You need an internet connection and follow the steps described in the Tips & Tricks document “Migrate a Silverstack license“.

 

Migrating the Library


Migrating the project with all it’s information is basically moving the Library’s database, the thumbnails and the application’s preferences to the new computer.

If you want to migrate your Silverstack 5 projects to Silverstack 6 please learn how to do that from the article “How to Manually Migrate Silverstack 5 Projects to Silverstack 6 or Silverstack Lab 6”

If you want to migrate your Silverstack 4 projects to Silverstack 5 please learn how to do that from the article “How to Manually Migrate Silverstack 4 Projects to Silverstack 5”

In order to transfer files from one computer to another please have an external hard drive or a large USB stick at hand or establish a network connection with file sharing between the two computers.

Silverstack 7

If you are using Silverstack 7, you have to perform the following steps to migrate all thumbnails and the Library database:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort in your home directory.
  • Copy the folder Silverstack7 and all of its contents to the same destination on the new computer.

You have to perform the following steps to migrate the application’s preferences files:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Preferences in your home directory.
  • Copy the file com.pomfort.Silverstack7.plist to the same destination on the new computer.

 

If you are using Silverstack Lab 7, you have to perform the following steps to migrate all thumbnails and the Library database:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort in your home directory.
  • Copy the folder SilverstackLab7 and all of its contents to the same destination on the new computer.

You have to perform the following steps to migrate the application’s preferences files:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Preferences in your home directory.
  • Copy the file com.pomfort.SilverstackLab7.plist to the same destination on the new computer.

NOTE: Since OS X Lion the Library folder in your home directory is hidden. In Finder use Command-Shift-G (⌘⇧G) and enter ~/Library to open the folder.

You can also use the Library Metadata Exchange feature present in Silverstack XT.

Silverstack 6

If you are using Silverstack 6, you have to perform the following steps to migrate all thumbnails and the Library database:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort in your home directory.
  • Copy the folder Silverstack6 and all of its contents to the same destination on the new computer.

You have to perform the following steps to migrate the application’s preferences files:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Preferences in your home directory.
  • Copy the file com.pomfort.Silverstack6.plist to the same destination on the new computer.

 

If you are using Silverstack Lab 6, you have to perform the following steps to migrate all thumbnails and the Library database:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort in your home directory.
  • Copy the folder SilverstackLab6 and all of its contents to the same destination on the new computer.

You have to perform the following steps to migrate the application’s preferences files:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Preferences in your home directory.
  • Copy the file com.pomfort.SilverstackLab6.plist to the same destination on the new computer.

NOTE: Since OS X Lion the Library folder in your home directory is hidden. In Finder use Command-Shift-G (⌘⇧G) and enter ~/Library to open the folder.

You can also use the Library Metadata Exchange feature present in Silverstack XT.

Silverstack 5

If you are using Silverstack 5, you have to perform the following steps to migrate all thumbnails and the Library database:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort in your home directory.
  • Copy the folder Silverstack5 and all of its contents to the same destination on the new computer.

You have to perform the following steps to migrate the application’s preferences files:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Preferences in your home directory.
  • Copy the file com.pomfort.Silverstack5.plist to the same destination on the new computer.

NOTE: Since OS X Lion the Library folder in your home directory is hidden. In Finder use Command-Shift-G (⌘⇧G) and enter ~/Library to open the folder.

You can also use the Library Metadata Exchange feature present in Silverstack XT.

Silverstack 4

If you are using Silverstack 4, you have to perform the following steps to migrate all thumbnails and the Library database:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort in your home directory.
  • Copy the folder Silverstack4 and all of its contents to the same destination on the new computer.

You have to perform the following steps to migrate the application’s preferences files:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Preferences in your home directory.
  • Copy the file com.pomfort.Silverstack4.plist to the same destination on the new computer.

NOTE: Since OS X Lion the Library folder in your home directory is hidden. In Finder use Command-Shift-G (⌘⇧G) and enter ~/Library to open the folder.

You can also use the Library Metadata Exchange feature present in Silverstack XT.

Silverstack 3

If you are using Silverstack 3, you have to perform the following steps to migrate all thumbnails and the Library database:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort in your home directory.
  • Copy the folder Silverstack3 and all of its contents to the same destination on the new computer.

You have to perform the following steps to migrate the application’s preferences files:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Preferences in your home directory.
  • Copy the file com.pomfort.Silverstack3.plist to the same destination on the new computer.

NOTE: Since OS X Lion the Library folder in your home directory is hidden. In Finder use Command-Shift-G (⌘⇧G) and enter ~/Library to open the folder.

Silverstack 2

If you are using Silverstack 2.2, you have to perform the following steps to migrate all thumbnails and the Library database:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort in your home directory.
  • Copy the folder SilverstackMaster and all of its contents to the same destination on the new computer.

You have to perform the following steps to migrate the application’s preferences files:

  • In Finder on your old computer navigate to ~/Library/Preferences in your home directory.
  • Copy the file com.pomfort.SilverstackMaster.plist to the same destination on the new computer.

NOTE: Since OS X Lion the Library folder in your home directory is hidden. In Finder use Command-Shift-G (⌘⇧G) and enter ~/Library to open the folder.