Did you guys use Migration Assistant?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by steffi, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    So, I used Migration Assistant to transfer old files/apps etc from my Time Machine backup onto my new MBP

    Does anybody know whether it's suppose to carry over /Library/Receipts for those things that it brought over? For instance I had XCode 3.1.1 installed but I don't have any of those receipts in /Library/Receipts but it came across.

    What is the difference b/w using Migration Assistant like this and install the whole OS again from Time Machine backup? I suspect the later isn't wise since the MBP's have custom build but I assume that Migration Assistant has the smarts to know the newer apps/frameworks etc win over the older ones.
  2. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    I used it (for the first time) to transfer my user accounts. But I installed the OS and apps from scratch.

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