How to copy ~/.kde from old system to new?

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at
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.
> Nils

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 
already present....


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