11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2012 10:05 PM by tjk
nich617 Level 1 (0 points)

I used migration assistant a few weeks after I got my new Macbook Pro. I wanted my pictures and videos, music, and word doc. files that have (completed) schoolwork on them. I guess I was expecting for everything to magically show up as I have never done this before. I saw in System Preferences that I have the Admin user account that I set up with the new MBP as current user and then 3 other accounts (I only ever actually used one) from my old MB.

 

1. Can I delete (and how do I delete) Microsoft Office '08? I am assuming it migrated from old MB to new MBP and I have Office '11 installed on new MBP so I don't want it taking up space.

 

2. Can I delete (and how) my old user accounts?

 

3. How do I get my pics, music, and docs saved into the apps on the new MBP?

 

I hope this all made sense. Thanks!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • tjk Level 7 (24,220 points)

    Hi n,

     

    MS Office 08 has its own uninstaller. Look in Applications > Microsoft (I don't remember the exact name or folder).

     

    If you're sure you have everything you need from the old user accounts, yes, you can delete them. In 10.6, go to Sys Prefs > Accounts > click the lock to make changes > enter password > click on the account to delete > click the minus sign at the bottom of the window (I don't know how much different it is in 10.7).

  • nich617 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you know how I can transfer my files over? I can't figure it out.

  • tjk Level 7 (24,220 points)

    I don't understand your #3. Everything should have transferred over. Are you saying that when you open iTunes (for example) on your new MBP, none of your music is there?

  • nich617 Level 1 (0 points)

    Right. Nothing is in itunes, iphoto or word (but this is a different word program).

  • tjk Level 7 (24,220 points)

    Nothing would be "in word." Look in the Documents folder and see if your Word docs are there.

  • nich617 Level 1 (0 points)

    There is nothing in my documents folder. I did go to my Mac hard drive and filtered by user and noticed that the files that are under the old user names (where I am assuming my files are) seem to be locked with a little red circle in the corner of the folder and when I click on the folder (for instance, "music"), it doesn't go any further.

  • tjk Level 7 (24,220 points)

    What OS was on the machine you migrated from?

  • nich617 Level 1 (0 points)

    10.5

  • tjk Level 7 (24,220 points)

    Did you run Software Update on both machines just prior to the migration? Specifically, I remember there was Migration Assistant update for Leopard, and if that wasn't applied . . . .

  • nich617 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I ran one early last week maybe? I can't remember but now I just checked and it said I have one available. Crap.

  • tjk Level 7 (24,220 points)

    Something as recent as a week ago, or less, isn't the issue. What is the available update?