Howdy, Forgive me if I'm asking something that's been asked a billion times (or if I've posted in the wrong forum), but I've tried searching and came across either confusing instructions or ones that didn't quite apply to me. I'm looking to transfer a lot of folders/files, as well as preferences (Firefox, Safari), Mail accounts and prefs, and likely a couple of apps too. I would be transferring the files from a 2009 Mini running Snow Leopard to a 2012 iMac running Mountain Lion that is ALREADY set up with many apps installed. I have Time Machine backups of the Mini in an external HD. A lot of what I've read around the web seems to be for when migrating on initial set up of a new computer with the MA, and a few people even emphasized that the migration should be done only then. However, that's impossible for me as the iMac is already set up and there are already apps installed, etc. and it's not viable for me to redo the entire thing. Besides, I'm really not looking to do a complete migration. I'd just like to move some (a lot of) things over. I'm hesitant to plug in my Time Machine HD at the moment, because I've heard horror stories about people's entire backup being wiped clean upon using it for ML. So I guess my question is kind of two-part. Is there something I need to watch out for in regards to Time Machine and how it behaves when switching over to ML from SL on a different computer? And what would be the best way to go about transferring the files/prefs/apps I need to from the backup? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!