Restoring Automatic Backups
There can be many reasons why you want to restore a backup of your BetterTouchTool settings. For example your current settings may have gotten corrupted for some reason (e.g. a hard drive or software issue), or you accidentall deleted some things you need back.
BetterTouchTool creates a backup of your settings everytime after it updates to a new version.
These backups are located in
~/Library/Application Support/BetterTouchTool. To open this folder, go to Finder, then click "Go" and then click "Go To Folder". There you can enter the path to this folder (make sure to include the ~).
Now what you see may look similar to this:
I recommend to sort it by "Date Modified", so you can see which are the newest items in that folder.
The BetterTouchTool data store always consists of three files:
Instead of v2 it can also be v3 in the new versions.
Now you can see that there are many files that have a suffix called ".oldVersionBackupXXXX". These are the backups that BTT has saved automatically.
To restore such a backup, follow these steps:
- Make a backup of the whole
~/Library/Application Support/BetterTouchToolfolder so in case you break anything you can restore it later (just copy it somewhere)
- Quit BetterTouchTool
- Delete or rename the 3 files mentioned above. (if there are v3 files you need to delete them, if there are also v2 files you should delete them too)
- Look for the three backup files you want to restore. For example:
- Rename these three files and remove the .oldVersionBackupXXXX suffix.
- Start BetterTouchTool again.
Now your settings should have been restored. Make sure to select the correct device tab in BetterTouchTool (e.g. Magic Mouse)