2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 3:37 PM by Ocean 17
Ocean 17 Level 1 Level 1





This is my first post in the Apple support community.



I'm moving from iMac running Snow Leopard to my MacBook Pro retina running Mountain Lion.


I only want to move what I really need, and leave all the old software and old files behind.


I put the MacBook Pro in target disc mode and started moving things through a FireWire 800 cable, connected to a Thunderbolt port through an Apple adapter.


Until I came to the items in the home library folder to move - and, of course - I couldn't see the home library folder on my retina MacBook Pro.


The key question is: can I make it visible for the time of the move?


Should I put the old iMac in target disc mode and handle the move from the retina Macbook Pro side and unhide the library folder using the Command + Shift + G keystroke?


Or are the days of manual migration over due to the hidden home library folder?


Applecare support noted I should use the migration assistant, and that I could chose the files I wanted to move.


Can you really do it in such a detail as during a manual migration?



MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 512 Gb SSD, 16 Gb RAM
Solved by Niel on Dec 29, 2012 12:45 PM Solved

Choose Go to Folder from the Finder's Go menu and provide ~/Library/ as the path.