Java/Mac OS X FAQ: Where are Java Preferences stored on Mac OS X?
The preferences you store from within a Java application on a Mac OS X system are saved in a file in the user's
~/Library/Preferences directory. For instance, for a Mac user named
Alvin, and a Java class named
com.devdaily.Foo, preferences for that class will be stored in this file:
To be clear, this assumes that you created your Java preferences instance as shown below, from within the class named
preferences = Preferences.userNodeForPackage(this.getClass());
You can find out more about this in Apple's Java Development Guide docs.
Here are a few links to more information about Java Preferences: