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Old Jun 2, 2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Transferring data from G5 to new mini

okay, i have a powermac g5, and i use time machine with it. If i sell the G5 and keep the external time machine drive, can i just connect the time machine drive to my new mini and get everything back? I want to get everything back, including apps, files etc. Can i just drag everything off the external drive and copy it all to my mini? Thanks for the help!
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OS X has an option to restore files from a time machine backup in the Migration Assistant app (Applications->Utilities).
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OS X has an option to restore files from a time machine backup in the Migration Assistant app (Applications->Utilities).
okay thanks
but will this restore my applications as well? or only files?
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okay thanks
but will this restore my applications as well? or only files?
Migration assistant transfers:
  • User accounts
  • Applications
  • Network and computer settings
  • Files
  • Volumes
So it should get Applications.
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