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Unread 08-07-09, 08:48 AM   #1
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How to update Carbonite without losing map notes.

Every time I pass by a mining ore I drop a map note on top of it and title it "Mine". This makes my carbonite map very useful when doing dailies because I can fly around the mining nodes on my map. When I update carbonite to a version compatible with the new patch, what can I do to save these map notes? I tried saving the .lua file, I forget which file specifically but then carbonite keeps messaging me saying it wants to update to newest version. Help me out guys.
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Unread 08-07-09, 12:35 PM   #2
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First of all, check out the thread HERE to find out about Carbonite Nodes and its database of nearly all the nodes there are.

Second, as long as you don't touch the files in your WTF folder, all your settings are being brought into the new updates of the module. So don't worry.
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Unread 08-09-09, 06:36 PM   #3
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That is untrue. when I delete the old Carbonite in the Addons folder and replace it with the updated version, all my map notes disappear. I will look into what you linked though.
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Unread 08-09-09, 11:36 PM   #4
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There was an issue with map notes in Carbonite version 3.2, where they were given a massive minus Y value, causing them to appear off the map... or in common terms, "disappeared". This was supposedly fixed in 3.21 though - do you have 3.2, or 3.21? Does it read 3.21 at the top of Carb's options window?

And as I mentioned, all addons save their data - settings, layouts, and in this case, map notes - to the WTF folder. It should still be there if you haven't touched it, regardless of whether you can see the notes or not.
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Unread 08-10-09, 02:20 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Jigain View Post
There was an issue with map notes in Carbonite version 3.2, where they were given a massive minus Y value, causing them to appear off the map... or in common terms, "disappeared". This was supposedly fixed in 3.21 though - do you have 3.2, or 3.21? Does it read 3.21 at the top of Carb's options window?

And as I mentioned, all addons save their data - settings, layouts, and in this case, map notes - to the WTF folder. It should still be there if you haven't touched it, regardless of whether you can see the notes or not.
And everytime things act buggy after an expansion we all wind up deleting the wtf file and loosing all that stuff. Mac users do not have the option of moving subfolders into the new ones like you do on window. We see very little of the folder structure you see in windows.
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Unread 08-10-09, 03:35 PM   #6
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And everytime things act buggy after an expansion we all wind up deleting the wtf file and loosing all that stuff.
Why? So far - since patch 2.1 to be exact - I haven't had to delete my WTF folder once. Who's all? And why don't "all" just delete the files that are causing trouble, instead of the entire WTF folder?

Unfortunately, if you did delete your character's data, you've deleted your character's data. It can't be restored, unless it's still in your recycle bin.

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Mac users do not have the option of moving subfolders into the new ones like you do on window.
I'm sorry, I didn't get that at all. Can you clarify what you mean?
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Unread 08-10-09, 07:36 PM   #7
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Mac users do not have the option of moving subfolders into the new ones like you do on window. We see very little of the folder structure you see in windows.
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Macs can't back up a folder?
Mac's can't just rename a folder to hide it from WoW?

Wow .. guess it's time for them to update their OS.

I don't use a Mac and have yet to spend any real time on one except at an Apple store but there HAS to be a way to see the folder structure like one does in Windows. It may be hidden in some form to prevent new users from messing things up but if that is the case there has to be some "advanced user" options. Or something.

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Unread 08-11-09, 08:15 PM   #8
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As someone who has been programming for and using Macs since 1983 (yes, I know the original Mac hit store shelves in January of 84 - my first "mac" was a Lisa) I gotta say that Old Harry is... confused. You most certainly can see the mac folder structure, and move folders around, and "hide" folders from programs.

I do occasionally delete data from my wtf folder (either en masse or piecemeal), but not because I think I have to, and not lately. Even when I do a clean install, I save the old wtf folder (you can just rename it and leave it in place) in case I want to put something back (for example, carbonite's saved variables data).
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Unread 08-30-09, 08:42 AM   #9
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Thumbs up Notes in WTF Folder

Thanks Jigain, I've been wondering how to get my notes back and u were right. Thank God I save my WTF folders =-]). I copied an one back to my WOW folder and Bam!! I got my carbonite notes back.. =-]) Thanks again
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Unread 08-30-09, 01:49 PM   #10
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Glad to be of service, young padawan. May the Notes be with you.
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