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Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 7:25 PM (in response to kenyaloo)
This may be because you didn't do the migration while in SetUp Assistant on the first boot?
If that's true, your Mac has probably created a new user. You can check this in your Mac HD/Users folder.
Is that the case?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to macjack)
Thanks for your reply. I didn't know about being in SetUp Assistant on the first boot and I don't know how to do that. It's interesting that the Apple support staff never mentioned this as I was working with them.
And yes, the Air does now have multiple users....sigh...the apple support guy told me that was an inevitable result of migrating.
I've been trying just now to access the newest user account but i'm having trouble doing so. i unlocked the users and groups and click on the account i want to open (the password is there and adminstration box checked) but nothing happens. I've checked Can you advise?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to kenyaloo)
Also...how can one confirm that a migration is truly accurate? I was told there was no way beyond a visual check. This seems highly inadequate. Since my experience showed that some folders in the finder bar didn't come through it makes me wonder what else might be missing.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to kenyaloo)
Do you have any idea how to get rid of zombie files in the finder? They don't have a home and I can't even click on them.
Zombie files! At least they don't seem to eat flesh, or do they?
You can't easily confirm a migration is accurate.
AFA those files if you could describe them and their behavior a bit better we might be able to chase them down and delete them.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 12:25 PM (in response to kenyaloo)
Jumping in and hoping not to muddy the waters. I suggest starting over. Boot the MBA with CMD+R, select Disk Utility, erase the HD, quit DU, reinstall the OS, and on first boot follow the steps in Pondini's Setup New Mac guide. That should alleviate all your current issues.27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to kenyaloo)
I did the system erase on the Air as you recommended and installed the data from the Pro via time machine from a portable hard drive. It seems to have worked! Even though the mystery files were still mysteries, I was able to find them and their contents in my system and have also been able to delete the 'zombie' files (those that appeared on my finder's sidebar for easy access (on the Pro) but which were simply unopenable on the Air. Also, the spotlight is working normally, which it wasn't with the previous migrations.
I am so THANKFUL for both of you for your help, and especially for the final solution!!!!