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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 Can i use migration assistant to migrate from 10.8.5 to 10.5.8?

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Sep 29, 2013 12:26 PM

Moved back in to a house where my old imac is, want to migrate across from my newer macbook.

Having user creation issues.

 

Can i go from new to old?

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,160 points)

    Most likely not by using the Migration Assistant. If all you want is your data, then simplest is to create an admin account on the old machine using the same credentials as what's on the new one, then drag & drop stuff from the new to the old. Do note that anything dealing with Mail, iTunes, iPhoto, and Safari most likely won't work. That's the stuff in /username/Music and Pictires. and in /username/Library/Mail and Safari.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2

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