Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 4:09 PM (in response to Caleb55)
Well, you can do it using wi-fi (both computers must be connected to the same network) or via firewire cable.
It is pretty simple:
Press Command + Space to launch spotlight > type migration assistant and open application > it will prompt asking what do you want to do > choose > migrate from a mac and it will requires your authentication password. As soon as migration assistant recognize your old mac, it will show you option of what you can import, such as settings, files and so further...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 8:11 PM (in response to Guimesquita2)
I guess I wasn't clear. I had already tried migration assistant as you suggested multiple times. The old Mac Mini has OS X 10.4.11. The new MacBook Pro has Mountain Lion. The Pro suggested that I update my software - which I have tried multiple times. I then tried to wind my way through the help "maze" and found a way to try making an image of my Mini hard drive with an external drive - also unsuccessful. I have now "surrendered" and ordered a firewire cable to go direct from one machine to the other. I have had Macs back to the the Mac 128 and Mac 512 which I lugged to work so I had something decent to do word processing with in the mid '80's. This is my first attempt to save my settings from my older Mac. MacBook Pro was bought for musical recording and to do my taxes - last year's version of the tax software would not work on my Mac Mini, said my machine was too old. I had to resort to doing the taxes on a PC - "pitui".
Waiting on the firewire cable to try again.