5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2013 8:16 AM by macjack
Magmafromcan Level 1 (0 points)

How can I see the      data and application that I transferred from Old Mac to New Mac?

Transfer of all the files and application was successful but I can't see it on the New Mac.


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • macjack Level 9 (51,632 points)

    If you use Migration Assistant after the first time you boot your Mac it will create a new user. Look in /Users folder to see if this is the case.

    Applications should be in your Applications folder, though.

  • Magmafromcan Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your reply

    I did reboot the system.

    still can't see new user.

    One thing though when the system finished transferring the files

    at the end a message came up

    " 2013-09-11 04:18:05 +0000 Paul Nirwan could not be created.


    I did the transfer two times, same thing. first time I used the WiFi

    and second time from my back up disk with USB connection, using Migration Assistant.

    Second time also said that Paul'Mac already exist, Paul'Mac 2 created.


    How can I get rid of first data trasnferred?

    It will be using too much space on hard drive if Ileave it therre.

  • macjack Level 9 (51,632 points)

    Since it's a new Mac, the surest thing to do would be to wipe the HDD and re-install the OS clean. You can do this by booting cmd-r and choosing Disk Utility > Erase. Then choose "Re-install OS X". This will be an internet install so it will take some time. Then it will boot into boot into the new system in Setup Assistant and after a couple of screens you'll be prompted to migrate. Follow the on-screen directions.

  • Magmafromcan Level 1 (0 points)

    I can do that, but want to make sure that i understand the whole process.

    Once I have erased the HDD, how could I  " reinstall OS_X"?

    There will be no program application, like Safari or even internet settings on the hard drive.

  • macjack Level 9 (51,632 points)

    Erasing the HDD still leaves the hidden Recovery Partition...