Cloning user accounts from one Mac to another?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SamNeeds, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. SamNeeds macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007
    Is it possible to create a set of users accounts on one Mac and 'copy' them to another without having to do a full migration? I don't mean copying and pasting but using an application to clone them and place them on a target machine, if you know what I mean?
  2. SamNeeds thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
  4. dbwie macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    Albuquerque, NM, USA
    migration assistant

    There is apple's own "migration assistant" in your utilities folder. Read up on the help files for that. I recently upgraded from a PowerBook G4 running Tiger to a MacBook running Leopard. I imported my user account from the old computer to new one via an ethernet cable using migration assistant, and then installed third party applications from scratch.

    You can also clone your entire hard drive to another hard drive with utilities like SuperDuper!

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