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tamvly
Apr 11, 2011, 09:55 PM
I understand that Lion has changed the way Migration works. Does anyone happen to know if Lion will support the selective migration of apps from an existing system to a new one? For example, I'd like make a fresh start and migrate only Mail data and iPhoto data and select other programs+data.

I'm using a 2008 Mac Pro that has been migrated from several previous systems. Frankly, I'd like to get rid of a lot of junk.



ErikGrim
Apr 12, 2011, 11:56 PM
I understand that Lion has changed the way Migration works. Does anyone happen to know if Lion will support the selective migration of apps from an existing system to a new one? For example, I'd like make a fresh start and migrate only Mail data and iPhoto data and select other programs+data.Just start fresh and copy the appropriate Application Support folders over from the old system?

tamvly
Apr 13, 2011, 12:07 AM
Probably not. Who knows where all the meta data lives. I'm surprised that Apple doesn't support something like this.

I really don't feel like losing hundreds of email and other items.