[Users] Transferring to a new OS

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon Nov 30 15:45:48 CET 2015

On Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:58:12 +0000
Cliff Laine <clifflaine at europe.com> wrote:

> I am moving over to Mint soon, from Elementary. Is it sufficient --
> given an existing CM installation installed from the ubuntu
> repositories, with nothing customised -- to have saved my home folder
> onto a USB stick to transfer onto Mint, for all my email account
> settings, fonts, etc., to be remembered when I open CM in the new OS?

For claws-mail, it should be sufficient to carry over ~/.claws-mail and
wherever your mail is stored, probably ~/Mail. I routinely use
unison to copy those two directories between my desktop and any of three

For other applications, decide that on a case by case basis.


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