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Watch for UID problems
Authored by: jecwobble on Aug 30, '07 12:06:55PM

Migration Assistant does not take into account the original UIDs, either. It appears to work alphabetically on the user's short name.

I was UID 500 on an old Mac, but my daughter became 500 after the migration because her name starts with an "A" and mine with a "J". Generally no big deal for most folks, but I have three computers at home and access them all remotely. When I mounted the new Mac from another existing Mac, I could read and write to my daughter's home folder on the new Mac, but not my own.

Just another reason to consider manual migration over Migration Assistant.



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Authored by: twisted on Aug 30, '07 06:05:15PM

nonesense! the Unique User ID (UID) is given out when the user registers! it's not like it's going to chown EVERYTHING when a new user is added... she just happened to have an account made before you did, and that's why her UID is lower :) btw u could always manually change it...



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Authored by: jecwobble on Nov 04, '07 08:54:52PM

No, that wasn't possible. The only account created at first was mine. There were no other user accounts on the machine until I used Migration Assistant.



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