Import Nautilus File Notes From C6 Gnome To C7 Mate

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With C6 Gnome and C7 Mate you can right-click on a file icon, select Properties, select Notes, and write notes about your file.

Does anyone know if those notes can be directly transferred between C6 Gnome and C7 Mate? I’m looking into upgrading someone’s desktop machine to C7 and she has a lot of notes attached to her files that she doesn’t want to lose.

After doing a bit of experimenting, I think the notes are actually stored in a file named ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home

Can I just copy that “home” file into the new C7 Mate desktop and have the file notes move in automatically, or do I have to somehow extract the notes and re-import them?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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  • To answer my own question here, I just created a new user on a CentOS 7 machine and copied that user’s home directory from CentOS 6 to the CentOS 7 machine with rsync.

    Logged in as that username and the file notes were present under C7 caja just like they were under C6 nautilus.

    So there is no extracting or importing required. It just works.

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