Got a new MacBook, how can I copy Cyberduck bookmarks from my old MacBook?

  • Did you try to "export" them? – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Oct 27 '10 at 14:50
  • Please consider un-accepting the outdated answer in exchange for the current one by dakishimesan – slhck Mar 21 at 16:32

Update 2018-07-23

The below is outdated. See the answer by @dakishimesan.

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May be worth just copying the entire Cyberduck folder across. It's located at ~/Library/Application Support/Cyberduck. There is a Favorites.plist file in there if you just want the bookmarks. Put that in the same location on your new MacBook.

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    May be worth it to migrate the whole user profile to the new machine :-) I would probably go insane without all my applications, preferences, files, etc. – Daniel Beck Oct 27 '10 at 15:13
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    ~/Library/Preferences/ch.sudo.cyberduck.plist might also be a good idea to migrate. – Daniel Beck Oct 27 '10 at 15:18
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    This is no longer accurate. See @dakishimesan's answer, superuser.com/questions/203941/…. – donut Jul 19 '18 at 17:22

You can drag and drop the bookmarks from the list (Cmd+B) to a Finder window or the desktop, then copy or move those files to your new machine.

These files don't contain your stored password, this is still in your keychain. Enter it anew on the new machine, or migrate your login (default) keychain you can find in /Users/yourname/Library/Keychains/login.keychain.

If your machine is brand new, you could consider using Migration Assistant to migrate all your data to the new machine.


Full answer from the Cyberduck documentation:

Preferences and application support files location

Preferences are saved in ~/Library/Preferences/ch.sudo.cyberduck.plist.

Bookmarks, history, ​profiles and workspace information is saved in the application support directory. These settings are shared with ​Cyberduck CLI and ​Mountain Duck.

~/Library/Group Containers/G69SCX94XU.duck/Library/Application Support/duck/

Navigate to the Library folder using ⌘⇧-L or use Go → Go to Folder… in Finder.

  • This is the up-to-date location. – donut Jul 19 '18 at 17:21

In Sierra:

User -> Library -> Group Containers -> G69SCX94XU.duck -> Library -> Application Support -> duck


For backup, just simple: access bookmarks pages, at here select bookmarks which you want to backup (or press CMD A to select all bookmarks), then drag-n-drop them to Desktop or anywhere

For restore: drag-n-drop backup file (.duck) to Cyberduck!

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