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Syncing Mellel setup between Macs

Post by DanZac » Mon May 30, 2011 6:05 pm

I haven't found any threads on syncing between two computers. Has anyone synced there Mellel prefs using something like SugarSync?

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Re: Syncing Mellel setup between Macs

Post by simifilm » Tue May 31, 2011 8:26 am

DanZac wrote:I haven't found any threads on syncing between two computers. Has anyone synced there Mellel prefs using something like SugarSync?
I use Dropbox. I have symlink which links the Mellel folder in Application Support with a folder in my Dropbox. This way, both machines access the same prefs. Problems can arise when Mellel is open on both machines, but they can easily be resolved.

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Re: Syncing Mellel setup between Macs

Post by DanZac » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:32 am

Can you explain how you did this simifilm?

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Re: Syncing Mellel setup between Macs

Post by simifilm » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:36 pm

DanZac wrote:Can you explain how you did this simifilm?
A symlink is something like an alias, but not quite the same. It also refers to a location on your hard drive, but comes from the Unix side. The main difference between symlinks and aliases is that a symlink is completely transparent, meaning that the file system handles the symlink exactly like the place it refers to which is not the case with aliases.

So I simply move the Mellel folder in ~/Library/Applicaton Support to my Dropbox and create a symlink in Application Support which then refers to the Mellel folder in my Dropbox. This can be replicated on all of your Macs. And voilà – now all your Macs use the same settings for Mellel.

Symlinks are either created in the Terminal with the command ln -s, or you can this little tool: http://seiryu.home.comcast.net/~seiryu/ ... inker.html.

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Re: Syncing Mellel setup between Macs

Post by shades » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:33 pm

Thanks for that!
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Re: Syncing Mellel setup between Macs

Post by DanZac » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:25 pm

thanks !

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Re: Syncing Mellel setup between Macs

Post by chmars » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:48 pm

simifilm wrote:Problems can arise when Mellel is open on both machines, but they can easily be resolved.
You end up with more than one version of your files and have to choose one, i.e., you might lose data since cannot merge different files. I still hope that Mellel will sooner or later use file formats with sync support.

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