Alfred is one of my favourite productivity tools. One of its best features is the clipboard history, which when I moved laptops and it didn’t transfer I realised quite how much I rely on this functionality in my day-to-day work.
Whilst Alfred has the options to syncronise its preferences across machines, it seems that it doesn’t synchronise the clipboard database. To get it to work I did the following:
Shut down Alfred on both machines.
On the source machine go to
~/Library/Application\ Support/Alfred/Databases/and move
Make sure Dropbox is running and has sync’d the files to the target machine.
On the target machine create a symbolic link:
$ ln -s ~/Dropbox/Alfred/Databases/clipboard.alfdb ~/Library/Application\ Support/Alfred/Databases/clipboard.alfdb $ ln -s ~/Dropbox/Alfred/Databases/clipboard.alfdb.data ~/Library/Application\ Support/Alfred/Databases/clipboard.alfdb.data
If the location of the files on your Dropbox is different then modify the
Restart Alfred on the target machine.
This was a one-time migration; I don’t know if it works bi-directional because Alfred would be running when the SQLite