Migration Assistant: Easy way to filter out junk?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheAnswer, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    Orange County, CA
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    I'm in the process of finally buying a new computer. This will the my first computer where I can take advantage of the ability to use the Migration Assistant. That said, my current computer is 6 years old, and while I occassionally clear out the Library of preferences and application support files for apps I no longer use, I'd like to port my information over with the least amount of excess junk.

    Does the migration assistant offer any filter as far as only porting over preferences/support files for specific apps?

    If not, what's the safest/easiest way to get all my data over to the new computer (as far as Mail, iCal, Address Book, iLife and iWork apps go; I'm getting CS3.3 at the same time as the new computer, so no need to transfer the older CS prefs/support over)?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    Nope, the migration assistant is very basic. For the cleanest migration, don't migrate any of your apps and reinstall them. You can specify to migrate only your data.

    I believe there are third party apps for removing unused prefs, libraries, etc.
     

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