After the transfer………

Last night my main, Deadicus made the jump to a new realm, Eitrigg and re joined his old buddy and dueling partner Bolt. The transfer went well and took all of 20 minutes to complete, yahooo.

Now the bad news…….. 6 months worth of interface development and addon fine tuning is UP IN SMOKE. When I started up Dead on Eitrigg all my custom interface, addons and macro preferences got left behind on Stormrage, or at least in the Stormrage folder. I figured out how to move my macro files over and now all 60 of my macros are available. But, I can’t figure out which addon .lua files to move to restore my addpn preferences. I’ve made copies and dropped them in all the folders I can think of with no luck. Anyone got any suggestions for which files need to get moved and to where I should move them?

Before anyone asks…… YES, they are enabled and up to date from todays patch.

7 Comments so far

  1. veronica (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 9:06 am

    I hope to join you all, as soon as they open up Bonechewer for transfer! w00t!

  2. Azuthus (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm


    I hope that this helps you or someone out there as much as it has helped me.

    There are 2 add ons to correct this problem. Well more like one and the other is a can not live without…

    UIBackup by Max Rathbone is the one that we all should have in our tool quiver. “This is an easy-to-use backup utility that allows you to make snapshots of:
    – Your entire collection of installed addons, and all settings
    – All WoW game settings, global and character addon settings
    – All variables and settings per-Account or per-Character” Plus much more!

    The other cool tool, lol tool, is WoWus by Joseph Cox “The World of Warcraft updating system is a standalone application that automates the task of keeping your add-ons current.”

    Hope it helps!

    for good, or for awesome…


  3. Michael (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 12:20 pm

    Thanks for the links, I’ll use them in the future.

    I don’t think these will solve my problem which is migrating preferences from one realm folder to another.

    I know someone out there knows a simple solution……..Jonas, u out there?

  4. Fogarty (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 4:22 pm

    Like Veronica, Staci and I are looking forward to transferring our Alliance characters from Bonechewer over to Eitrigg — though we still want to level our Horde characters there, too.

    It’ll be fun to see what life’s like on both sides of the fence on the same server (which has never really been possible without having multiple accounts on the PvP servers where we usually are).

  5. Josh (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 6:01 pm

    Under the warcraft folder in the WTF directory you can kinda browse the file structure… It saves the settings under WTF\Account\{AccountName}\{RealmName}\{CharName}\SavedVariables\

    I think you can just copy them to the new folder

  6. Michael (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 6:31 pm

    I’ve tried copying them every which way you can imagine. I discovered a new issue that might be the REAL problem. My main that I transfered to Eitrigg does not show up as being available in Eitrigg when I log on to my account to choose which toon to play. AND, Stormrage still says that I have 2 toons available to play.

    It seems that my toon is actually in Eitrigg and playable in Eitrigg but his home address is still listed as Stormrage. Kind of a “Bizarro Deadicus” kinda thing. I posted to the WoW technical support forum and we’ll see where that gets me.

  7. kingmanor (unregistered) on July 1st, 2006 @ 7:42 pm

    I can’t belive how pathetic this site has become. You guys acutally used to post cool things that weren’t just reposts of news from the WoW forums or the same things on wowinsider. But now we have posts like “What server should I join?” or “help fix my video card?”.

    keep up the unprofessionalism. its making your site oh so relevant.

    P.S. posting more than once every 3 days would help too.

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