Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 8:04 AM (in response to LisaMary123)
You can't use Migration Assistant to transfer files to OS X Mountain Lion from Mac OS X Tiger. See > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4889?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
What you have to do is to connect both Macs with FireWire, put the old one in Target Disk mode (hold the T key while the Mac mini is starting) and use Finder to restore the data you need manually. Another option is to transfer your files over the network > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1549
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 8:51 AM (in response to mende1)
That's what I suspected. I do have a backup of my Mac Mini on an external drive that my new Mac Mini can see. New Mac Mini has a user set up that using data from my laptop backup (it had time machine). I'd like to get some of my data (from old mini and user) into my new user database. Not all of my music, photos and emails were on my laptop. Can I take the preference files from my old mini backup's user data (like "in box" for email) and copy over the prefs that were created by my laptop on my new Mac Mini? As long as I go from "user" to "user" in preferences, would that work and give me the full libraries of info? Hope this makes sense.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 4:32 PM (in response to LisaMary123)
It should work to copy the entire user folder, but certainly the library folder will work. NOTE: the user Library Folder in Mountain is an invisible file. the easy way to get to it is from the FInder desktop click on Shift+Command+G and type in ~/