Advanced Features

Importing and Exporting Entries

If you wish, you can save the list of Autostarter entries to file. This way you can quickly transfer an entire set of settings to another user account or onto another Mac. Such a file can also be used as a backup copy.

Exporting the List

To save the list of automatically starting applications to a file, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the menu item Item > Export Autostarter items… or press the key combination ⌘ + ⇧ + E.
  2. Specify a destination folder and a file name and click on Export.
Importing a Saved File

You can load an exported list of Autostarter items any time in the application again. The loaded list takes effect immediately.

When importing, your previous list of autostart entries will be overwritten with the entries from file.

  1. Open the menu item Item > Import Autostarter items… or press the key combination ⌘ + ⇧ + I.
  2. Navigate to the file and click on Import.

When the file is loaded by a different user account or another Mac, it can happen that items refer to applications which are not accessible or not present. Autostarter makes you aware of such cases. The affected entries remain in the list as placeholders, so you can correct or delete them if necessary.