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I have a new macbook pro that's on the company network. My old laptop had a large list of Connect to Server favorite locations that I don't have memorized.

Is there a way i can transfer this server favorites list to the new computer? If so how?

Thanks, Scott

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  1. Last Server

    The last server you connected to is stored in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist:

    FXConnectToLastURL = "afp://example.com/";
    
  2. Favourites

    Your favourite servers are stored in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist:

    favoriteservers = {
      Controller = "CustomListItems";
      CustomListItems = (
        {  Name = "afp://example.com/";
           URL = "afp://example.com/";
        },
      );
    };
    

    Copying this file from your old computer to you new one will transfer your list of favourite servers.

  3. Recent Servers

    Your recent servers are stored in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist

    Hosts = {
      Controller = "CustomListItems";
      CustomListItems = (
        {  Name = "Example";
           URL = "afp://example.com/";
        },
      );
    
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Note that the location of this information has changed in El Capitan.

This information is currently found in ~/Library/Application Support/com.apple.sharedfilelist/com.apple.LSSharedFileList.FavoriteServers.sfl

  • How do we extract data out of the sfl file? – Munkymorgy Jul 17 '17 at 13:19

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