Thanks for trying. I still have the same problem. If I try restore. I get an error saying it can't restore to a different computer. If I install Snow Leopard (Same version) and then use Migration, it does not copy my iTunes, photos or mail.
If I try to transfer my iTunes, photos or mail it tries to transfer my whole ext. drive to the folder. (see original post)
Does anyone else have any idea where I'm going wrong.
`Maybe I'm asking the wrong question. Maybe I should be asking if anyone knows of a backup program that works better and is a little easier to use.
I don't tend to erase things accidentally. I usually need a bacjup program when a hard drive or computer goes belly up, or I upgrade to a faster or newer computer. It's not like I'm trying to jump up a couple of version of computer. I'm not even trying to change OS ! I'm just going from a Core Dou to a Core 2 Dou. That's what? 1 yaer differance. A backup program that won't let me restore to a different computer, even when using the same OS is of limited value. Hopefully someone addressed this problem and wrote some better software.
Has anyone got any suggestion in that area?
I'm about ready to just take the loss of my email and import my itunes and reload all of my photos. It just seem like such a monumental waste of time.
I was really hoping that when I left PC's and Windows behind, that I also left this kind of trouble behind. I guess that was asking too much.
When you get a stable system again, think about making bootable clones.
You can hold the option key and boot from them and use the computer like before
You can use them to access data on a non-booting internal drive
You can use them to repair the internal drive
You can erase and reverse clone, run data recovery software and anything else just about.
You can even clone the clone to another computer of the same make/model/year
You can access the data on a clone directly, from any computer (Mac, Linux or Windows) that can read the HFS+ format (Windows needs MacDrive installed)
Your data is not trapped, you can copy it and do anything just like any other drive, except only boot with it to the same Mac or like it.
You can set them to auto-update on a schedule, have as many as you need, some spaced back in time too.
You can (like what I do) auto-clone one partition to another on the boot drive every other day, just in case you do delete something you have a couple of days to get it back.
AND, you can run Apple's Migration or Setup Assistant against a clone to transfer to a new machine.
Most common backup methods explained