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  • Mon, Jul 18 2016 11:11 AM

    • S.Clements
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    Can Same User Profile/Settings folder be used in Mac and PC?

    Hi,

         This is a question I've had for a while... Can your custom user settings folder be used in both Mac and PC?  Meaning...can the exact same folder be dropped into Avid on both operating systems? Or do you have to make a custom user settings for each operating system?

         Also, how often do you need to change your user settings?  Is it only when you bump up a whole version, for example 6 to 7?  or do you have to make a new user profile for each incremental version change (within 7, for example)?

        I have been able to use the same user profile across different versions, within the mac OS, but would like to know what the proper procedure is.  Thanks.

     

     

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  • Mon, Jul 18 2016 2:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Can Same User Profile/Settings folder be used in Mac and PC?

    Avid user settings are platform agnostic, but I think there are limitations from a keyboard standpoint which can cause some issues between the two versions (like using F1 on Windows, for example).

    I usually only rebuild when forced to, because some oddity exists only on my system that other systems don't experience.

    Note that Avid has kind of dropped the "major" release idea, as we have seen some fundamental changes in the software since we jumped to the new licensing model on v8. We've never had six point releases that added many new features along the way. So don't assume v9 is the next major release. Any new update can have significant changes implemented, which might necessitate recreating user settings.

    But as a reminder, you can create a new user profile, then migrate your old settings to that new profile. Simple create a new Avid user, then under the Settings tab, Select File > Open Settings File and navigate to your previous settings (found under /Users/Shared/AvidMediaComposer/Avid Users/[apple user name]). A window opens and you can drag individual settings over to your new user. Avoid settings that you think could be causing a problem, or those that changes significantly. But you don't have to rebuild a user profile from scratch every single time.

    HTH

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    -- Kevin

  • Thu, Jul 21 2016 5:26 AM In reply to

    • S.Clements
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    Re: Can Same User Profile/Settings folder be used in Mac and PC?

    Great!  Thanks for the detailed feedback, Kevin!

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