943 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 9, 2008 2:50 PM by baltwo
Thank you both Niel & AxL ! You know I could drag this out (no pun intended) piece by piece but maybe it might be better to just use MA and move it all over and be done with it ! What do you think of 'MY PLAN':
Erase and install again with my two new CDs. During this process when asked about migrating,
turn on my external FW HD and point to latest backup of old iMac there and indicate to migrate all of it. Hopefully the questions I'm asked during this install will make sense to me !
If this doesn't work, my husband is just dying to get his hands on my new machine.
Using DU, take the latest backup of old iMac on external HD and restore on my new iMac
Use my 2 new install discs to install over old system
He claims to have used 'his plan' millions times successfully !
Please comment on 'my plan and 'his plan' or on anything else.
Thanks for your expertise, time, and patience !
I had to leave town and am back to my new iMac and migration issues. I'm being warned about losing 'hidden files'. So one more question (final) . . . I really only have some iPhoto pics, some purchased iTunes, an Appleworks DB file and Apple mail - so - if I use MA and migrate only my USERS and APPLICATION folders to my new machine - isn't this like all I really need ? - is there some mysterious 'hidden file' problem here ?
Thank you again,