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Old 10-08-2019, 09:50 PM
focaccio focaccio is offline
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MacOS Catalina Upgrade - Need Help with SecureCRT Clean Install

Hi All,

Upgraded to MacOS Catalina 10.15

Catalina changes how the root directory aka "/" gets used or not used.

I had created a directory for SecureCRT in root - see attached - but since I can't use that now (with Catalina) I wanted to do a CLEAN install of SecureCRT.

I removed SecureCRT.app from Applications and even tried to rm -rf the VanDyke directory here:
20:47greg@FNXC.local ~/Library/Application Support ? ls -la | grep Van
drwxr-xr-x 4 greg staff 128 Oct 8 20:07 VanDyke
20:47greg@FNXC.local ~/Library/Application Support ?

Nothing seems to work for trying to get a clean install.


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Old 10-09-2019, 03:40 PM
ashiosee ashiosee is offline
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SecureCRT Clean Install

Originally Posted by focaccio View Post
I wanted to do a CLEAN install of SecureCRT.
There is an article describing how to completely remove all traces of SecureCRT.

As a note, if you want to keep all of your existing session information but just tell SecureCRT where to find the new config location, I would recommend you follow the last step in this process:
defaults delete com.vandyke.SecureCRT
Once you've removed SecureCRT's defaults, when you launch SecureCRT you'll be asked to specify the "Config" location. Important: If you want to restore saved sessions in an existing configuration folder, make sure you point SecureCRT to the "Config" folder, NOT the "Sessions" folder. If you have chosen a custom-named "Config" folder, point to your custom folder name (in other words, point to the parent folder in which "Sessions" lives, but do not point to "Sessions").

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