HT4889: OS X: How to migrate data from another Mac using Mountain Lion and earlierLearn about OS X: How to migrate data from another Mac using Mountain Lion and earlier
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 5:24 PM (in response to Edwin Law)
Spelling and typing errors .. Sorry! iMac Files (486GB)
I only want to copy a few apps and a few docs and picture folders to use as portable teaching device for Adobe Phtoshop and Lightroom..
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 7:03 PM (in response to Edwin Law)
No...Migration Assistant only allows all apps or none...individual apps can't be chosen.
There's a great reference on Migration Assistant you might want to look at:
I hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 7:30 AM (in response to Mike Osborn)
Thanks, Mike, appreciate -- and, I did read the support docs, BUT, I guess I have hard time believing that a group of people who claim to be as smart as Apple does can't see that tranferring ALL is rarely desireable. Applecare suggested doing just that and then deleting what I don't want.
With over a hundred apps, 484 total Gig on that drive: 300 G of Photos, several editing programs (Adobe CS and plug ins), it would be insane to transfer all that to a portable Laptop that was added for teaching, group meetings, conferences and exhibitions.
There is some way to "copy" from the iMac to the MB using a Firewire 800 connection. I just need to find it.
Apple upgrades: So much tinkering and so little improvement ..