Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 10:20 PM (in response to v3nustas)
If you have not setup your new iMac then use migration assistant, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4889
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 10:39 PM (in response to Eric Ross)
I have already set up the new iMac. Looking into the migration assistant for POST set up, I'm not sure if I am able to be as specific as only transfering my music/movies/pictures. I don't want to bring settings, programs/apps etc...do you have any experience with this and know if ethernet migration after initial set up allows for just transfering specific files? thanks
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 10:44 PM (in response to v3nustas)
Migration Assistant and Setup Assistant allows you to choose what you want to transfer to the new iMac, but only folders, not specific files. Also, it asks you to choose if you want to restore the settings of the old iMac, users, apps...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 11:00 PM (in response to v3nustas)
I have already set up the new iMac. Looking into the migration assistant for POST set up,
Migration Assistant is still your best option to transfer your data, but since you already created a user MA will create another. If you want its name to be identical to the one you used to set up your iMac, create yet another user with a throwaway name. Then, log in to that temporary account, and erase the one you created when you set up your iMac. Run Migration Assistant and this time choose what you want to transfer. After the transfer is complete just delete the temporary account.
Alternatively, you can transfer the files over your network, or connect them directly to each other with a FireWire cable. You will need a Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter for the new iMac.
To do that boot the old iMac in Target Disk Mode - hold the T key while starting it. Its HD will appear on the new one's Desktop. Drag or import what you need. Importing is recommended for music and photos using the Add to Library and Import to Library menu selections in iTunes and iPhoto respectively, since it will ensure the newly created libraries retain their organizational structure.MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 28 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 11:47 PM (in response to v3nustas)
Another option would be Target Disk Mode, it would be like dragging and dropping the files and folders you want off the old machine, but you will need to place them in the correct folders. Take a look at this link, http://support.apple.com/kb/PH10725