Migration assistant, iPhoto/iTunes and mail settings?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PieMac, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. PieMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2002
    Hi all,

    I expect delivery of my MBP today :) and I am re-thinking using migration assistant because my iMac G5 has been having issues going to sleep and occasionally freezing up on the screen saver (I think I fixed that problem, however).
    Anyway, I would, however, like to use MA to transfer my mail settings/mailboxes, and my iphoto and itunes libraries. Is there a way to move just these specific items with the migration assistant? And can this be done after the machine is booted up and I've created my account or does it need to be done during the set-up process?

    Thanks for any help!
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Maybe this can help you: How to back up and restore your important Mac OS X 10.4 files :)

    iPhoto and iTunes are easy, especially if you let iTunes manage your Library and hasn't moved it from the default location. Just copy the ~/Pictures/iPhoto Library and ~/Music/iTunes folders to the same location on your new machine.

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