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Clementine A
Posted - 2011.06.30 12:50:00 - [1]

The MAC OS X ~/Library folder can really get messy if applications have a bad behavior regarding its usage.

Previously, it seems that EVE preferences & cache files where located in ~/Library/Preferences and moved to ~/Library/Applications Support.

The first side effect is that all my prefs are gone after incarna patch.

The second side effect is that the updater didn't deleted the old directory, leaving more than 2GB of unused files.

The third side effect is that all CACHE files are backuped by time machine, because they're not in ~/Library/Caches. Backuping a cache is pointless & waste of disc space. EVE should put cache files in ~/Library/Caches instead of app support.

The workaround is to manually delete old preferences directory & instruct time machine to omit EVE cache directory, but that's not the behavior expected for application on a mac.

Gunther Gabel
Posted - 2011.07.01 12:35:00 - [2]

**I Think** yes, that is typically trouble

The way they explained this before is the preferences file is actually a windows file structure as we are playing a windows game, so other than where to place the preferences, everything else is locked in to where it is by the windows file structure required by the windows client (Which is what we use on a mac) with the cider wrapper.

I may have a few things crossed, but that is close to what CCP has said in the past if memory serves me correctly.

Manpower Industries
Posted - 2011.07.02 15:41:00 - [3]

And you wouldn't have lost prefs, fittings, bookmark folders, caches etc... if you only had copy/pasted the files from A to B.


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