I am experiencing some very strange bugs with portable prefs and am wondering if anyone else can confirm this. I decided to use them for the first time this past week so that I could take my settings from my mac to the university machines in the programming lab without needing to change each machine individually. I noticed that enabling portable preferences on my Mac and syncing them to a flash drive worked well, but when I put the drive in another computer and enable my preferences I get the stock settings for everything and cannot change anything without the entire voiceover utility crashing. I then figured that possibly it was something wrong with my particular setup, and attempted using portable preferences from two other machines on my mac with the same results.
I have now tried this on 5 different macs and two different flash drives with exactly the same results. Whether or not I have admin rights on either Mac doesn't seem to make a difference. I have done a report to apple via the feedback assistant, but have not heard back. Can anyone confirm whether they experience this as well and when the issue started?
By Megan, 21 February, 2015
Yep, same thing here.
Yep, same thing here. Portable preferences haven't worked at all on Yosemite Gerita really annoying!