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How to move everything to new mac?

2979 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2010 12:14 PM by jinniferb RSS
Aisling Doherty Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Dec 9, 2009 2:43 PM
I have just bought a new mac and am wondering if there is a way that I can move all of the info on my old mac's ical to the new one.
I don't relish the thought of having to do it all manually?
Thanks for your help
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,235 points)
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    Dec 9, 2009 4:01 PM (in response to Aisling Doherty)
    Aisling Doherty,

    It should be very easy. I assume that you are using Tiger on your current iMac. In that case, just use iCal>File>Back up Database..., and transfer the .icbu file which is created to your new Mac. Then open the iCal application on your new Mac and select the .icbu file by using iCal>File>Import...>Import...


    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone
  • peterwillem Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 24, 2010 8:47 AM (in response to Ferd II)
    Tank you,
    but it did not work for me. I have allready installed my new ssd and new instal SL.
    The database where my previous iCal is installed is on my old hdd.
    But I don't know for what file/folder I am looking for.
    Anyhow I have made a new iCal .

    macbook pro 4,1, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Mini Don Calculating status...
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    Apr 9, 2010 2:57 PM (in response to Ferd II)
    This helped me very much in transferring iCal to a new computer.
    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • jinniferb Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Apr 13, 2010 12:14 PM (in response to Aisling Doherty)
    If you still have all of your old data on another machine, you can always use the built-in migration assistant to transfer all of your files and info.
    Mac OS X (10.6.3)


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