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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Suggestions when I get the new iMac

I have a mid-2007 24" iMac, I'm going to get the 27" iMac when they are released. Should I do a time machine restore to the new iMac?

Is there a way to just pull my mail files over?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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The first thing you should do after you unbox your new iMac is use it to post an epic rant on this forum
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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The first thing you should do after you unbox your new iMac is use it to post an epic rant on this forum
ok, i had to vote that post up!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:12 PM   #4
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I have a mid-2007 24" iMac, I'm going to get the 27" iMac when they are released. Should I do a time machine restore to the new iMac?

Is there a way to just pull my mail files over?
When you first turn on your computer and it takes you through the short walkthrough, it gives you options concerning where you are pulling files from. You can either do it right then, or later on.

Aren't your mail files hooked up to the accounts attached to Mail, anyway?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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I have a mid-2007 24" iMac, I'm going to get the 27" iMac when they are released. Should I do a time machine restore to the new iMac?

Is there a way to just pull my mail files over?
Regarding Mail.app, this is a basic guide on how to migrate your messages, etc.: http://www.macinstruct.com/node/183
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:07 PM   #6
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When you first turn on your computer and it takes you through the short walkthrough, it gives you options concerning where you are pulling files from. You can either do it right then, or later on.

Aren't your mail files hooked up to the accounts attached to Mail, anyway?
yeah, i know how to pull from time machine, i've done it when i had the hdd replaced, just wondering if i should. if i don't want to know if i can just pull the mail files.

yeah, the email is attached to accounts but i have like 200 folders where i store different emails

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Regarding Mail.app, this is a basic guide on how to migrate your messages, etc.: http://www.macinstruct.com/node/183
looks promising, but just skimming through the comments from the link doesn't look like it's 100%
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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looks promising, but just skimming through the comments from the link doesn't look like it's 100%
Here's the other way:
http://www.maclife.com/article/howto...tore_mail_lion
which I'd trust more
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:05 AM   #8
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Here's the other way:
http://www.maclife.com/article/howto...tore_mail_lion
which I'd trust more
Thx that looks like the ticket
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