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Revearti 2012-05-16 02:59 AM

Move Data Archive to Another Mac
Hi, everyone.

I'm curios if there is a preferred method for moving the Data Archive onto a new Mac?

I see four files under ~/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus

(1) Archive.ofocus-archive
(2) OmniFocus.ofocus
(3) OmniFocus.ofocus.lock
(4) OmniFocus~.ofocus

I'm going to get a new machine, and I'm curious if I should install OmniFocus then copy these four files to the Library location? Any other ideas or suggestions? Thank you.


jbrown 2012-05-16 11:26 AM

If you're migrating to a new Mac, I'd go ahead and copy that entire folder and drop it into the same location on the new Mac. You may also want to copy over the following files:

- Your preferences file, located here:


- Your backup files:

~/Documents/OmniFocus Backups

Hope this helps!

Revearti 2012-05-21 11:39 AM

Thanks for your help! :)

whpalmer4 2012-05-21 01:22 PM

Long ago, Omni's CEO expressed an interest in syncing the data archive as well as the database, so that one could always look at the data, even when at the "wrong" Mac. If that sounds like a useful feature to you, use Help->Send Feedback to send in a request for it!

Revearti 2012-06-08 09:02 AM

That does sound like a useful feature. I will definitely write some feedback.

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