Migration assistant ... there HAS to be a better option!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by itsjustmeee, May 27, 2012.

  1. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    Here's my dilemma. I have a Mac Pro and a new Macbook air. Now I just want to transfer over my email settings, safari bookmarks, contacts and calendar info. I don't want all of the other crap that migration assistant moves over. Are there any alternatives I can use for this besides opening up my two OS drives, locating and dragging those particular folders over? Perhaps since those particular items are on both of my iPhone and iPad, couldn't I just sync one of those with the new macbook air and move them over that way?

    Or just turn on iCloud sync with my account and select those items. Would that do the trick?
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    iCloud would sync your contacts and calendars; email could be done through IMAP. Or check out Fruux; it does contacts and calendars via CardDav and CalDav without Lion if you can't do iCloud.

    It's better to use a syncing or pushing solution because over time the things you're discussing with change and then trying to reconcile them becomes a real pain.


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