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Cannot create a portable MacOS install
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System Information
Operating system: MacOS Mojave 10.14
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 1024 MB

Blender Version
Broken: blender-2.80.0-git20190410.009dbc2bc9fb-x86_64

Short description of error

Trying to create a portable install but it fails to recognize my config folder.

  1. Remove current Blender install.
  2. Download and install daily beta build. (Today's)
  3. Create config folder at
  4. I removed the userprefs.blend from the system blender install at Users⁩ ▸ ⁨iMacRiverSong (Me)⁩ ▸ ⁨Library⁩ ▸ ⁨Application Support⁩ ▸ ⁨Blender⁩ ▸ ⁨2.80⁩ ▸ ⁨config⁩ as an extra step, hoping Blender won't try to read it.
  5. Launch Blender

The user created config folder remains empty - no userprefs.blend is generated. The user prefs in application support was recreated. I tried launching a second time, same result. We need the ability to have a portable install to perform clean testing and run multiple versions.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Based on the default startup or an attached .blend file (as simple as possible).



Event Timeline

As a further test, I re-named the system config folder hoping to force it to look at the user created one in

That does not work. Blender just creates a new config folder in the default library location.

I can't reproduce this on linux, so I'm guessing this is mac specific.

@William Reynish (billreynish) can you reproduce this?

Correct path


Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) claimed this task.

I fixed the path in the docs. It is indeed in Resources.