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Old 08-07-2018, 06:58   #61
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released

It may be there, but is not visible. Please be patient with me. I am not a computer expert. I am opening Finder, opening MacintoshHD, opening library, opening preferences. I do not see the OpenCPN folder or navobj.xml file anywhere. A search does not find them either.

Back in May when you helped me put my data file into OpenCPN 4.8.4, I had no trouble finding the folder or file. This change shortly afterwords, and I have not been able to find these since. My data, tracks, waypoints, etc are still there when I open OpenCPN as are all these from my recent cruise.
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released

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It may be there, but is not visible. Please be patient with me. I am not a computer expert. I am opening Finder, opening MacintoshHD, opening library, opening preferences. I do not see the OpenCPN folder or navobj.xml file anywhere. A search does not find them either.

Back in May when you helped me put my data file into OpenCPN 4.8.4, I had no trouble finding the folder or file. This change shortly afterwords, and I have not been able to find these since. My data, tracks, waypoints, etc are still there when I open OpenCPN as are all these from my recent cruise.
You should:
Open Finder, Go to the Users folder, go to the <your username> folder, go to Library folder, go to the Preferences folder, go to the opencpn folder, everything you are looking for is there.

These are NOT the same folders as the ones you are looking at at the top level in "Macintosh HD"

Nothing changed at any moment in time, you are just looking at a wrong place now.
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It may be there, but is not visible. Please be patient with me. I am not a computer expert. I am opening Finder, opening MacintoshHD, opening library, opening preferences. I do not see the OpenCPN folder or navobj.xml file anywhere. A search does not find them either.
Wrong! Correct is:

- Open Finder
- Open MacintoshHD
- DO NOT open Library but open Users!!!
- Open your user name!!! That is your home directory.

- Open Library
- Open Preferences
- Open opencpn


Not need to be a computer expert but know to read.


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Old 08-07-2018, 08:44   #64
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Re: OpenCPN Version 4.8.4 Released

Already tried going through my user folder. No library folder there. The guest folder has a library folder, but I cannot open it even though I have admin privileges. Yes, I tried changing the security setup for Guest too.

Car no sense getting rude. With advanced degrees in science and engineering, I think my reading skills are adequate.
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Already tried going through my user folder. No library folder there. The guest folder has a library folder, but I cannot open it even though I have admin privileges. Yes, I tried changing the security setup for Guest too.

Car no sense getting rude. With advanced degrees in science and engineering, I think my reading skills are adequate.
It is absolutely impossible that there wasn't a Library folder in your user's home directory on macOS as pretty much every single application and OS component has it's data stored there. I do not understand why you mix what you do with Guest account at all.
You may switch hidden content display in finder by pressing Command+Shift+Period although these folders are not hidden, at least on my systems.
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Apple purposely hides user library folders. They are accessible using a few simple steps.
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