Migration assistant is flawed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ryanwarsaw, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2007
    So I used migration assistant to well um migrate my settings. I used it from my iMac to my new Macbook pro and the result was that it some how ruined my internet settings. Firefox could connect but things such as software update and Google notifier would not. I did a quick search on Google and noticed people migrating from older notebooks lost two finger scrolling.


    I did a fresh install of Leopard after and everything is fine now. So I guess I am just warning people about this issue as I didn't see it brought up here yet. My advice is to start clean and go into library>application support to get settings for firefox etc. This ended up working very well.

    For my iPhone I ended up using Senuti and option for transferring purchases. Yay! I still have netshare which was a concern of mine.

    I guess the point of my post is I would not use MA as it ended up being a complete PITA. I am not sure if this applies to time machine as well but would assume so. Oh I forgot to mention that even under MA everything wasn't saved like my firefox passwords. So at the end of the day everything only opened as if it were new applications from the internet with no app support.

    Everything else about the new MBP is great. The screen isn't as bad as people are saying, not nearly as bad as my iMac IMO. I love this machine and didn't start this thread to complain but rather as a warning. The new MBP is beautiful and after a somewhat frustrating day I am back in business.
  2. Steve686 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2007
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    I used and ethernet cable to migrate from MB to MBP.

    It worked flawlessly and basically cloned my MB onto the MBP.

    Everything was perfect and all I had to do was run software update to make sure everything is current.

    Sorry to hear you had such an issue.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I ran it from my iMac to new MB on release day and had problems. I ran it wirelessly. Soon after, Apple issues an update to Migration Assistant. I decided to do a clean install of the OS and apps and then ran MA via Ethernet. Worked like a charm.

    My only complaint is I wish Apple would let us tick off what we want to transfer and what we don't.

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