Do I need both ~/.kde/ and ~/.kde4/

Myriam Schweingruber myriam at
Wed Apr 29 11:44:46 UTC 2009

Hi Kevin,

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 13:31, Kevin Cole <dc.loco at> wrote:
> I tried KDE4 while still under Hardy, and now that I'm in Intrepid, I wonder
> if there's a recommended way to merge ~/.kde/ and ~/.kde4/

Not sure if merging would bring you that much, except maybe for kmail,
where it is recommended to use the "Import messages" tool which is
part of Kmail.

If you have informations and files you need, you can copy those over
from the .kde4/share/apps/ folders individually, doing a general copy
is not recommended.

I strongly suggest you avoid merging the .kde4/share/config/ part, as
it will only disturb your current settings.

Regards, Myriam.
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