11 February 2012

Successfully cursing

Last post, I had a problem with transferring addon settings between PC's; using the curse premium client.

I think I have solved my problem; and I tried a few different options.

Now, the addon settings (on my XP pc at least) are in C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\AccountId; with one folder per game account you have.  (Our household has 3 different WoW players, so many of the PC's have 3 different folders).

Also; both backing up and restoring WoW files are best done when not in WoW.

Option 1: Brute force and massive ignorance.  Zip up the WTF\Account\AccountId on the source machine; and mail it to yourself.  Mail often has a limit of 10MB; but my zipped up file comes to about 8M.  When restoring it; rename the existing AccountId, and unzip the mailed version.  This also works well with any file moving method; whether it is a thumb drive or an internet drop box.

Option 2, using the curse premium client.  I did something very similar to the above option, but also (for completness sake) moved the C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Interface\Addons folder to one side as well, only keeping the addons that started with Blizzard_; then restored all the addons as well as their data files.  In reaility this is nearly the same as Option 1, but uses Curse as a dropbox.

2 comments:

  1. Personally, I use DropBox to move that around as I need to. If you're on a WoW capable internet connection, you should have no problem uploading 10-15 Mb and then downloading it on another computer. Takes the issue of compression and email out of the equation.

    It also allows me to keep a version of Firefox portable on hand with all of my bookmarks to WoW related sites just in case :)

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  2. I really fixed all my problems using Dropbox, it's the easiest most practical way, check it out in The Consortium.

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