Panther to Tiger

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fayans, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    My mini is on Panther and in a couple of days I'll be getting my new iMac on Tiger. Using setup assistant thru firewire cable, can I transfer all settings from Panther to Tiger?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You shouldn't have a problem. Everything should transfer.
     
  3. fayans thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That clears my doubt. Thanks grapes911 :).

    One more Q: where do my inbox messages are kept? Can I back it up to an external and copy them to the new iMac?
     
  4. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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  5. fayans thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's POP setup.
     
  6. jcarm24 macrumors regular

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    If you're using mail, I would just make a new folder, copy all of the emails from you inbox into it, and then drag that folder to your desktop. It should make a copy of that folder and everything in it.
     
  7. maya macrumors 68040

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    I never had any problems with Mail.app during my upgrade from Panther > Tiger.

    You do have the original documents on the Mac Mini, so it should not really be a problem. :)
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    your mail messages will also transfer.

    when you do the whole FW transfer thing, it kind of clones your HD onto the new one.
    It's super-awesome; completely free of having to actually think about what to do.

    :D
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I agree, it's a little "scary" seeing Mail 2.0 chewing through all your mailboxes, updating to the new format, but it works. I haven't heard of anyone losing anything yet.
     
  10. maya macrumors 68040

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    Only problem is that if you have quite a few gigs of data on the old Mac, it will take up to and over an hour. :eek: That was painful for me. ;) :)
     
  11. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    have it start transferring before dinner, and then have a 6-course meal to celebrate the acquisition of a new Mac! :)
     
  12. maya macrumors 68040

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    I celebrated with chocolates and I made a mistake by consuming them with joy before the opening. ;) :)

    :: note to self , eat during FireWire Transfer:: :D
     

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