Can TimeMachine restore just one user profile instead of everything?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dmk1974, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    Hello. So, what I am trying to do is to take my wife's profile from my iMac and restore it to a MacBook Pro. But the MacBook Pro already has my profile on it and I don't want to screw it up. I'd like to just add her profile to the MBP.

    Is there a way in TimeMachine to restore just an individual profile from one machine to another? Or do I need to create a new profile for her on the MBP and then go through copying the files and re-setting up all the programs for her? Thanks!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can use Migration Assistant. IIRC it allows you to choose the users you want to migrate.
     
  3. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    Cool, thanks. And it won't screw up any existing profiles then?
     
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    It shouldn't as all it should do is to transfer the new profile and leave everything else as they are.
     
  5. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Great, thanks so much! Ill give it a shot a little later.
     

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