Copy user account from one hdd to another within same computer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shawncothran, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. shawncothran macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2013
    I want to migrate my user account from one internal drive to another within the same macbook pro. My wife and I used to have 2 laptops, not we have 1 shared and it is a pain to reboot and select the other hdd just to use my account.

    I guess maybe I can just copy and paste the whole user folder? But I was planning on leaving my data on the 2nd drive and just having the account.

    (maybe a similar but secondary question: what about my installed applications? can they also be copied over somehow?)
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Have you tried using Migration Assistant.

    Use MA to copy -only- the one account, and nothing else.

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