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Hi, I've been moving my files to a new hard drive, but I can't figure out how to move my Twinkle contacts and Rythmbox info (song ratings, play lists, etc.) ...
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    Moving Twinkle contacts


    Hi, I've been moving my files to a new hard drive, but I can't figure out how to move my Twinkle contacts and Rythmbox info (song ratings, play lists, etc.) to the new drive. Does anyone know if there's a way to do this? Thank you much. --Jim

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    Typically these will be stored in hidden files/folders in your home. Rythmbox for example could use .rythmbox or .config/rythmbox
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    I didn't see anything like the types of files you mentioned, when looking in my Home directory, but I'm not seeing any hidden files. Can you tell me how to view the hidden files? I don't see any way to do it. Thanks again. --Jim

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    In a terminal run
    Code:
    ls -a
    or in most file managers it is either Ctrl + h or Alt + . to view hidden files
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    Thanks for the reply elija. I should have known, but you can also view hidden files by going to the file browser, clicking on "View" in the upper toolbar, then click on "Show hidden files".

    On the Twinkle contacts moving problem, I found the file with all my contacts. It's "twinkle.ab" Would I just raplace this file on the new system with the one from my old system? Thanks for your help. --Jim

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    That would seem reasonable, although I would back up the one on the new system first, just in case.
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