We recently highlighted PT Prefs in an ongoing thread looking at the best ways to do a clean de-install and re-install of Pro Tools.
Neil covered the Windows platform and shows how Trasher 11 can really help you to look after all the files and folders that you don’t want to loose.
I covered the same issues with the Mac and pointed out that there wasn’t the same options that Trasher 11 offers on the Windows platform and so listed the locations of all the files that I felt were important, made somewhat more complex as the files and their locations have changed with different versions of Pro Tools.
Then I remembered PT Prefs and covered what it could do. Well Pete Gates has been busy adding features to PT Prefs to give it the backup and restore options to make clean installers much easier on the Mac Platform.
It now covers I/O Settings, Plug-in Maps, Plug-In Settings and your Templates folders and so we now have a tool, thanks to Pete Gates’ hard work that will help all Mac users to do a full de-install and re-install of Pro Tools without loosing key settings and files with v1.6.3 you can now choose where to save your Backup.
Any problems/queries/suggestions, do let us know here or on the special thread on the DUC.