Migrating user from G4 Tiger to MBP Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Brainstrainer, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Brainstrainer macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2010
    Hi there,

    I've got my old iBook G4 with loads of docs, musics, pictures etc on it, and have bought a recent 2nd hand MBP running Snow Leopard, and want to transfer everything over to it.

    I tried Migration Assistant but this doesn't seem to work properly Tiger to SL, seems designed for Leopard to Snow Leopard. So:

    1) Should I upgrade Tiger to Leopard on the G4, and then use Migration Assistant? If so do I need a special Tiger to Leopard upgrade disc or will an ordinary Leopard disc do?

    2) Should I aim to have the same username on the MBP as on the G4, or will this cause problems?

    3) Any other tips on getting my stuff from the old computer to the new one!

    Many thanks for any help you can give with this.
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    Migration Assistant should work from Tiger to Snow Leopard. I've used it recently.

    What are the problems you're having?

    In answer to (2), Migration Assistant should copy user accounts too, so that's a moot point.

    EDIT: just to clarify (2) - this is fine PROVIDED you haven't already created a user account with the same name as the one you're trying to bring across with MA.

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