Help: new iMac coming - Migration Assistant, BUT \user\me is on an external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by danyg, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. danyg macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2008

    On my current 20" iMac, I have set the home folder to be located on an external Hard Disk.
    So, the applications are on the internal MacintoshHD and the user path (with preferences, movies, music, personal library) is on the external HD.

    I'm getting a 24" iMac and intend to use Migration Assistant to move
    the applications from the old Mac....
    The external HD will be connected directely through the F800 port....

    But How should I use Migration Assistant to move the apps to the new Imac ? Transfer the volume? Applications? user ?
    I can not choose "user", as the data is NOT on the Mac itself...

    Thanks for the help, folks !

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Uncheck the user option in Migration Assistant. Simple as that.

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