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One way to ease migration to a new Mac
Authored by: Ed Bolton on Sep 03, '07 02:29:58PM

Dummy question: How do you migrate an account manually. I know files/folders need to be moved, but which ones? Any other tricks or gotchas?



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Manual migration
Authored by: Oh!Micron on Sep 22, '07 04:35:38AM
I haven't done it yet, but I'm going to try the advice given by baltwo above, i.e., use the guide at http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=1872713. Two reasons:

1, I can't use Migration Assistant anyway (though I tried). My old laptop (a G4 PowerBook) has a nonstandard drive setup with the Users folder in a different place, and Migration Assistant on my new MacBook Pro is unable to find my user on that old machine, so it can't proceed.

2. To judge from comments here and elsewhere (and in that Apple Support discussion), using Migration Assistant would probably leave me with problems anyway, since my old machine has a Power PC processor and my new one has an Intel Core 2 Duo.

As long as you can make a backup to start with and connect your machines with FireWire, you should be able to manually copy things according to the Basic Guide at the link given above.

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