Help, moving old settings to new OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CHC, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. CHC macrumors newbie

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    Thanks in advance
    I have 2 internal hard drives. After some frustrating performance I have decided to make one HD a dedicated system drive and use the other for apps and files. I have installed 10.3 on my dedicated drive, now I want to move all of my system settings over to the new OS. I there an easy way to do this?
    HC
    please feel free to email me at treehouse3@citcom.net
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    Since you've had performance problems, maybe it would be best to not import all the system settings as they could have been part of the problem?

    I know that when I last imported settings from one Mac to another through the wizard you get when you first start a new Mac, the new Mac had a lot of beachball problems until I repaired permissions. Maybe I'm just paranoid, but that has made me prefer to always start from a clean system.
     
  3. CHC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    O.K I may just be confused

    Your advice is good. I think I am missing something that will make this all make sence to me.
    I have been using one hard drive. I start the computer and all my apps show up on the dock, all my bookmarks and settings in my apps. I can jump into work. When I boot off of my new dedicated system drive I have no access to my bookmarks in explorer, my dock is lacking all of my favorite items. Can I use my new HD and have my desktop look like it used too? I was hoping that using one drive dedicated for the system would make everything basically look the same except be faster and more stable.
    HC
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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