Migrating Dorico 4 to a new computer

I have bought a new computer, I’d like to transfer all of my preferences to the new computer.

Old one is an Intel Mac and the is a M2 Max.

Can I simply copy most of the files from the old computer’s Dorico 4 -folder ?

Or just the keycommands_en.json, preferences.xml, engraving options, notation options and so on?

I guess I’ll try it anyway!

You can copy the whole Dorico 4 folder from /Users/your-username/Library/Application Support/Steinberg, but be sure to open preferences.xml in a text editor on the new computer and make sure the <autoSavePath> value is correct for your new computer, i.e. that the folder for your user account is correct and matches your username on your new computer.


I’ll be doing this soon, but for a new Win11 system.
Actually, my current computer is Win7pro (!) running v3.5, obviously, but the new computer will be Win11 running v4.
Is the migrating procedure the same as above? @dspreadbury

Yes, though on Windows the folder location is different. You’ll find it in %APPDATA%\Steinberg\Dorico 4. Again, be careful to check the user account name segment of the auto-save path in the preferences.xml file on the new computer.