Can I transfer selected folders from Time Machine to the hard drive in my new Mac Mini? I don't want to restore the entire backed up hard drive. I want to keep all the files but don't need them all so I'd like to leave some on the backup drive.
For example, how do I transfer all my Mail messages from the old computer to the new one? Can I drag the Mail folders onto a thumb drive, then drag them onto my new computer? Same with my photos.
There are other programs I've purchased, like Quicken Essentials and Tube Sock, that I want to use on the new MM. I don't think I should have to buy them again just because I have upgraded my computer but I don't know how to get them off one computer and onto the other.
I bought a second external hard drive to backup the new MM because presumably, if I don't and I delete everything on my old MM hard drive, the first backup from the new MM will overwrite the last one from the old MM.
I thought I'd keep the old external backup drive for everything on the old MM and the new external hard drive to start fresh with the new MM