If you need to restore your Hazel settings and rules from a backup, use this procedure:

  • Quit System Preferences.
  • Launch Activity Monitor. While in Activity Monitor, do the following:
    • Find HazelHelper. Quit HazelHelper.
    • Find cfprefsd. Quit any occurrences that you can (some may be for other accounts and you can’t kill them).
  • Restore the following:
    • In your Library/Application Support folder, the Hazel folder
    • In your Library/Preferences folder, the files starting with com.noodlesoft.
  • Reboot.