Move 2 New Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Willehard, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. Willehard macrumors newbie

    Willehard

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    Hi!

    I'm getting a new iMac on friday and I want to move my old files from my old one. I'm going to copy my documents, movies, music etc. by hand. But not all applications (I have a lot of small apps with their prefs) I don't want to use Migration Assistant because I want to start fresh. My question is: Where are the files for my Keychain passwords, mail etc. Are there anything else important that I should copy that I am missing?

    I'm planning on using a firewire cable, and starting the old iMac in target disk mode. Is there anything I should think of regarding permissions?

    Thanks for your help,

    Willehard
     
  2. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Most of those things are in your user's library folder. I would suggest copying the entire library folder to somewhere on your new Mac (desktop perhaps) for safe-keeping. Then you can pull stuff out as it's needed.

    ~/Library/Keychains
    ~/Library/Mail
     
  3. Willehard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Willehard

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    Got my new iMac yesterday! Everything worked out great. I love the screen size. :)
     

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