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HT4413: Mac OS X v10.6: How to use Migration Assistant to transfer files from another Mac

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HT4413 Migration issue

257 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2013 8:52 AM by mwkjak RSS
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Jan 13, 2013 7:59 AM

Once completed I now have my imac user and my user from the old machine. How do I finally combine the two so I only have the new user and everything old is under the new user.

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,260 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to mwkjak)

    Move the files to /Users/Shared/ and then into the new account, or drag one account's home folder to the other account's desktop and authenticate yourself.

     

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  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,260 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to mwkjak)

    You don't need to. Log in with each individually for its part of the process.

     

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  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,260 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to mwkjak)

    It doesn't matter which account you're moving the folder to; when dragging it, you'll be asked to provide an administrator username and password. After it's on the desktop, go through it and move the files to the desired location; if you need to access the library in either folder, open the home folder itself, choose Go to Folder from the Finder's Go menu, and provide Library as the path.

     

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