I would like to set up BibDesk on a new computer running Mac OS 10.15.4, using all the same preferences, settings, templates, cite-key generation instructions, etc. as on my old computer running Mac OS 10.14.6.

I have migrated the file ~/Library/Preferences/edu.ucsd.cs.mmccrack.bibdesk.plist and the directory ~/Library/Application Support/BibDesk/, but BibDesk does not seem to have gotten the memo.

What files do I still need to transfer, and where do they live?


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macOS caches the preferences in memory with first use and will overwrite the one you put in place. Immediately after putting the file in place run

defaults read ~/Library/Preferences/edu.ucsd.cs.mmccrack.bibdesk.plist

in Terminal). Hope that helps

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