3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2009 12:27 PM by cornelius
Jyrki Kallio Level 1 Level 1
There are a lot of posts about migrating to Leopard but I didn't find this particular issue:

I used the Migration Assistant after finishing the installation on my new MacBook (10.5.6). I set it to move one user account, software, documents and everything else (save networking preferences) from my old PowerBook G4 (10.4.11).

Instead of moving the user, it moved everything from that user and put it under a user on the new MacBook. That is to say, it did not create a new user on my new machine which would have had the name of the old user. Now everything is there and seems to work fine, but the Keys still carry the name of old user.

Has something gone wrong or is that the normal way fro Migration Assistant to do things? Is there a problem having the Keys under a different name from the user name?

(I noticed that when I first put Migration Assistant to work during the installation process, it did move entire users, so that the user account would be identical with the old machine in my new machine. However, due to problems relating to Intel and non-intel software I had to reinstall the system, after which I proceded according to what I explained above.)

MacBook 13", Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6
    Jyrki:

    Apparently Migration Assistant does not work well in migrating from PPC Mac to Intel Macs. I used the method in the thread A Basic Guide for Migrating to Intel-Macs and it worked perfectly for me.

    cornelius
  • Jyrki Kallio Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks Cornelius. I have been using a Mac for twenty years because I considered it simple. But if one has to resort to procedures like described in the link you provided, one might as well use a PC... :-P
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6
    Jyrki:
    I have been using a Mac for twenty years because I considered it simple. But if one has to resort to procedures like described in the link you provided, one might as well use a PC...

    That's interesting. I, too, have been using Macs for 20 years, and I found the procedure moving from PPC Mac to Intel to be very helpful. I had a very smooth transition, and I feel right at home on my new Intel Mac. Everything is exactly where it was on my Pismo, and it's great. Incidentally, I once thought of getting a PC and my youngest daughter, whom I raised on a Mac, scolded me soundly

    cornelius