Can someone point me to

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shivetya, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 68000

    Jan 16, 2008
    an article detailing how I move selected information properly from my iMac to my upcoming MBP?

    I thought it would easy to find on the Apple site but I get pages of stuff and it doesn't appear to be what I want, or worse not for Macs
  2. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    Moved eMac to iBook >> iBook to MacBook Pro.
    Panther/Tiger > Tiger/Leopard > Leopard.

    I saved all my User account including the Library to CDS & DVDs.
    Made separate DVDs from within iTunes as I needed more than one.

    My user account also included all 3rd party software dmgs and registration numbers for reinstall and all extra fonts.
    Used command shift 4 to draw around mail and internet set up menus and saved the pngs.

    Software was installed carefully over several days with a restart after every one.

    Some just clone their old Mac and drop it into their new Mac, I prefer to make a totally fresh start without any of the rubbish collected over the years.

    Leopard to Leopard isn't a problem.. Tiger to Leopard needs extra care as some software will not work and the Mail & mailbox set up has been changed.

    Enjoy your MBP. ;)
  3. Shivetya thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 16, 2008
    Yeah, I plan to make the MBP "fresh" ... but I will bring over mail and FF

    Not sure about much else other than pics and iTunes

    Thank you for the links
  4. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007

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