Doing a backup of my Mojave drive before I flip to Catalina later. I’ve verified all my app compatibility, so I don’t need to be able to restore from this - but I want a copy of everything just in case there are any weird settings files, custom scripts I forgot about, etc.
Per the system design, none of my user settings should be outside the /Users folder…correct? Like an app shouldn’t be storing its preferences or data in /Applications or the system Library folder, right?
License code info can be inside plist files, they can be invisible .domain.plist and .random.plist files or files and folders containing files with random names. Also specific ‘License’-files exist, which can be located in the strangest places. On top of that, some apps use unused/invisible parts of partitions to store registrations. And many apps, especially a lot of music-creation apps, are based on limited installs and in order to not use up an install the user is required to deactivate a registration before doing a new or clean install.
I’m not stressed about license codes and such, and I’ve been through the de-authorization hoop before. It’s frustrating when you’re basically just installing a second partition on the same computer, but not too onerous.