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Michael Rothenberg
Transferring docs/mail/bookmarks to new computer
on Jan 11, 2011 at 2:26:30 pm

Hi all -

Just got a new Mac Pro and am retiring my PPC G5 with Tiger. I've started fresh with a new install of Final Cut Studio and am leery of using Migration Assistant to transfer over my old user accounts.

Can anyone direct me to the location of my Mail folder and my Firefox/Safari bookmarks? Aside from the obvious labor involved of reinstalling all my random utilities, etc., is this the way to go? Any other files I should look for to transfer over?

And one last question - I don't remember how to connect the old Mac to the new one so that I can see it as a hard drive when I boot.

Thanks in advance,
Mike

Michael Rothenberg
Peak Productions


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Curtis Thompson
Re: Transferring docs/mail/bookmarks to new computer
on Jan 11, 2011 at 3:51:37 pm

hello...

those items are in your Library folder...and...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_Disk_Mode

sitruc


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Michael Rothenberg
Re: Transferring docs/mail/bookmarks to new computer
on Jan 11, 2011 at 4:07:28 pm

Thanks Curtis! Appreciate it.

Michael Rothenberg
Peak Productions


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Jim Miller
Re: Transferring docs/mail/bookmarks to new computer
on Jan 13, 2011 at 3:56:39 am

The easiest way to transfer your mailbox contents, assuming you are not using an IMAP set up, is as easy as right-clicking the desired mailbox in Mail and selecting "Archive". This will export to mbox format which can easily be imported on your other Mac by choosing Import/Mail for Mac OS X.

All your settings can be copied to Thumb-drive then dropped into new machine in Library file..

As needed...

/Home/Library/Keychains (copy the whole folder)
/Home/Library/Mail (copy the whole folder)
/Home/Library/Preferences/ (copy the whole folder)
/Home /Library/iTunes (copy the whole folder)
/Home /Library/Safari (copy the whole folder)
/Home /Library/Calendars (copy the whole folder)

I tend to trust Migration Assistant...it's really pretty good. Get the transfer cable, boot to Target Drive and grab some coffee.


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