transferring otr keys

Brian Morrison bdm at
Thu Oct 25 10:37:20 EDT 2012

On Fri, 26 Oct 2012 03:01:52 +1300
Steve Gopalan wrote:

> Hello All,
> I have been Pigdin for sometime. Unfortunately i had previously
> installed it in my work computer and now moved to my home computer.
> How do i successfully copy of my otr keys from my work computer which
> i have done but how do i install them on my home computer. Please
> help me transfer the OTR keys so my buddies can see me.

If you find your user directory, so:

C:\Documents and Settings\<user> (Win XP)

then look in Application Data\.purple (or equivalent on newer OSs)

you should have some otr.<string> files, like otr.fingerprints etc.

If you copy these to your home .purple directory, and maybe other
missing files if there is anything obviously related that I've missed,
then it should work OK.

Of course you need to install and enable the OTR plugin.


Brian Morrison

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