Copying a USER folder from one mac to another?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pmcdn, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. pmcdn macrumors regular

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    #1
    I just got a second iMac. I use Timemachine on my first one and tried to boot up to restore from the backup, but it said I have a different machine, or whatever. So, I decided to try copying the user folder from the first iMac but am wondering if it will even work.

    Is there a way I can do this and create a matching home folder on the new iMac?
     
  2. larkost macrumors 6502a

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    Oct 13, 2007
    #2
    Try /Applications/Utilities/Migration Assistant.app. Target disk mode is the easiest way of using it.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #3
    There are some workarounds to do this, but it is risky and can be troublesome. Just start Migration Assistant on the new machine and point it to the Time Machine backup disk and do it that way.
     

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