transfering stuff from mac to mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zipper1022, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. zipper1022 macrumors regular

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    #1
    is it possible to transwer my keychain from my iMac to my macbook pro?

    and can i transfer my bookmarks from safari as well?

    thanks
     
  2. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    i personally set up a .mac account on a free trial (30days), works great, and is free :) or you can use firewire target mode and migration assistant (utilities)
     
  3. zipper1022 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats a damn good idea im workin on it rite now
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    If it's only the Keychains and Safari bookmarks you could try this:

    Safari bookmarks (definitely works): copy from <yourhome>/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist to <newhome>/Library/Safari/ (will overwrite the bookmarks you had on the new Mac)

    Keychains (not sure, never tried it... could be that it won't work as on the other Mac you have a different account and password, probably): copy from <yourhome>/Library/Keychains/<the_keychains.keychain> to <newhome>/Library/Keychains/ (same applies regarding overwriting.... could be good advice to copy the old keychains to your desktop for instance!)

    Hope it works.
     
  5. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    This is exactly what Migration Assistant (in your Utilities folder) does.
     
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Why do it the easy way..? :D
     

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