How to copy ~/.kde from old system to new?
larryhartman50 at vzavenue.net
Sun Apr 27 14:42:13 UTC 2008
On Saturday 26 April 2008 12:46:04 pm Nils Kassube wrote:
> Bruce Marshall wrote:
> > On the other hand, copying all of ~/.kde over from an older release
> > shouldn't be a problem because if something goes bad, you can always
> > delete the copy and start .kde from scratch on the new release. And
> > still have your old copy of it.
> Overwriting ~/.kde with data from an older release should never be a
> problem because the files will be updated to the new version after the
> next login. However overwriting with data from a newer version than the
> actually started version might be a problem.
I actually need this conversation. I have my /home/ files saved in separate
partition, I need to wipe the system files clean on one of my machines and
reload. I wish to reuse those files in the /home/ directory when I
reestablish user accounts for this same user.
What steps do I need to take? Initially my instincts tell me that I should use
the same username. My experience with MS tells me that if used the same
username the OS would build new directories anyways and ignore what is
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