2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 3:53 PM by Mike Osborn
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Just got my new iMac 10.8.2 , don't want to transfer all of my old files ... only iTunes, iPhotos , Mail and a few applications like Quicken , Antidote,Toast etc.

I have backed up everything on a hard disk with CCC and now I need a step by step procedure.

I believe I cannot use a firewire nor can I reinstall certain applications from a disk.

Would appreciate any recommendation..

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9

    Simply connect the CCC EHD and drag the files you want to the new computer. However if it were my computer I'd simply use Setup Assistant and only migrate my data files. However since  you already have the computer and I am guessing have set it up then locate the libraries you want and copy and paste them to the new computer. Apple has advice letters on advising how to move  iTunes, iPhoto and iMovies libraries to an EHD. I'd Google those, then you can tell where the libraries are located and from that it's a simple drag and drop process. Your Mail and other files you will need to locate using Finder and then move those libraries manually.


    IMHO  you are making life more difficult, I'd recommend simply using Migration Assistant.

  • Mike Osborn Level 4 Level 4

    There is a Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter available from Apple.  I picked mine up at the Apple Store before my new iMac arrived, as I knew I'd need to connect my Firewire external Time Machine backup drive.


    I used Setup Assistant to move everything over, and it worked flawlessly.