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I currently have bbedit setup with my custom shortcuts and I would like to export these setting to my office mac. Is there a way for me to export these settings ?

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To export your settings and preferences to a new Mac copy the following files and folders to it:

file:

~/Library/Preferences/com.barebones.bbedit.plist

folders:

~/Library/BBEdit
~/Library/Application Support/BBEdit

~ indicates your user folder.

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  • This answer didn't work for me; possibly because I am using a different version of BBEdit. The additional task I had to do is update the file name for ~//Library/BBEdit/Sleep State-<some_id>.appstate (where "<some_id>" appears to be unique to a machine). I did this by first running BBEdit on the target machine to determine the new "<some_id>" then I performed the tasks in this answer from @klanomath. After that I renamed ~//Library/BBEdit/Sleep State-<some_id>.appstate to ~//Library/BBEdit/Sleep State-<new_some_id>.appstate. – steveb Jul 13 '17 at 23:11
  • These tasks should also be performed w/o BBEdit running. – steveb Jul 13 '17 at 23:11
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I was setting up a new machine and found that klanomath's 2016 answer no longer worked for transferring preferences. Here's what worked for me.

As background, the latest versions of BBEdit follow the new macOS guidelines for storing preference information. If you had been updating both your OS and BBEdit on an existing setup, then the preferences continued to be stored in their original locations as described in klanomath's original answer. Now, however, macOS uses the ~/Library/Containers folder to create a sort of mirror of the main Library structure for individual programs. So if you're trying to transfer preferences, saved clippings, etc., you'll need to look in

~/Library/Containers/BBEdit/Data/Library/

Within that folder, you'll find version of the Preferences, BBEdit, and Application Support/BBEdit folders. So if you're transferring from an older BBEdit setup, copy your source

~/Library/Preferences/com.barebones.bbedit.plist

to

~/Library/Containers/BBEdit/Data/Library/Preferences/com.barebones.bbedit.plist,

on the new machine. Then

~/Library/BBEdit

to

~/Library/Containers/BBEdit/Data/Library/BBEdit,

and last

~/Library/Application Support/BBEdit

to

~/Library/Containers/BBEdit/Data/Library/Application Support/BBEdit

If your source preferences are already in ~/Library/Containers/BBEdit/Data/Library/, then just do a straight copy from old to new for the folders and files listed.

You might also want/need to follow steveb's advice about renaming the Sleep State file. I did that to be safe.

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I had to open the program on the old and new computers, open preferences and duplicate settings from one to the other. Nothing else worked for me.

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