I have a new MBP. Best way to move *select* data from old MBP?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tenmiler, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. tenmiler, Jun 9, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011

    tenmiler macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Summit county, Co
    New MBP here, and a pretty long-time user of OSX. But I tried Migration Assistant and selected what I figured was the minimum amount of data (I don't want to bring over the CRAP from my dying old MBP, even if that means lots of reinstalling/resetting preferences, etc). It brought too much crap, so I'd like to just use a different User account to take what I want, then delete this user account.

    Can I simply COPY my iTunes, iPhoto, Mail, and the things that I *want* from the User account that was used with Migration ASsistant over to the account I want to use (same machine), without messing with file permissions?

    I saw an old thread that used some very kludgy Terminal codes, and if that's the answer, then fine, but it sure felt like it was a messy way to do it.

    Any advice would be great. I do have my current MBP right next to it, but I need to use it for work to pay for this new MBP while files are transferring, so Target Disk mode is really a last resort.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If you just want to move a small group of files, use a USB flash drive.

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