August 2016 Update: Divvy now has a native guide for migrations. Use that instead.

If you’re having trouble importing, it might be because the URL Divvy gives you is too long. I solved this (on a Mac) by, rather than pasting the URL into the browser, opening a terminal window and typing.

open ‘Divvy Backup URL’

instead. (Where the ‘Divvy Backup URL’ is the one you got when exporting

I’ve been using Divvy the tiling tool for OSX (and windows) ever since I switched to using Macs full-time in 2010. It’s great.</p>

I’ve been using Divvy the tiling tool for OSX (and windows) ever since I switched to using Macs full-time in 2010. It’s great.

Migrating it between installs isn’t so great, and unfortunately googling “migrate divvy preferences” doesn’t help. So, while moving to yet another Mac, I emailed [email protected] and asked what to do.

Here (with their permission) is how to migrate your divvy settings / preferences / configurations / setup / whatever to a new computer:

If you’re on Windows:

0) Quit Divvy on both PCs.

1) Click Start > Run, and paste in this command:

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Mizage LLC\Divvy

2) This should open a new Explorer window.

3) Locate the file shortcuts.db

4) Copy that file to the same location on your second computer.

If you’re on Mac:

0) Quit Divvy on both Macs.

1a) If you’re on Snow Leopard, go into your User’s Library folder in Finder.

1b) If you’re on Lion or later, open a Finder window, now hold the Option (alt) key and choose the “Go > Library” menu item.

(AMK Note: this is at ~/Library/Preferences)

2) Go into the Preferences folder.

3) Locate the file com.mizage.Divvy.plist

4) Copy that file to the same location on your second Mac.

Regards, Steve

Thanks Steve!