Can you use migration assistance on specific applications?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aven SkyGazer, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Aven SkyGazer macrumors regular

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    I've used migration assistance before to transfer things in bulk, like everything from my old macbook to my new macbook...

    but I was wondering if I can transfer small, specific apps like my itunes library and my iphoto collection from my macbook to my new imac. does migration assistance give you an option like that when you use the ethernet chord?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    No, but you can do it manually. iTunes can be transferred by copying the contents of ~/Music/iTunes and iPhoto ~/Pictures/[iPhoto something or other]. (~ is shorthand for your user home folder, and I don't use iPhoto so I don't know exactly what directory name it uses inside ~/Pictures. I'm sure you can figure it out.)
     
  3. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, manually? could you create a step by step to do that? or a link that you might know of? id sincerely appreciate any help.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  5. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, instead of copying the itunes folder onto the ipod, do you mean to just copy it on to a disk?
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Bingo. Or you can set up file sharing over your network if you prefer.
     

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