migration assistant

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by zsobes, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. zsobes macrumors newbie

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    i just got a new macbook pro and am trying to transfer all of my photos and music to it from my old macbook via migration assistant. i don't see any of these files though, where would they be?
     
  2. Lokheed macrumors regular

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    Wherever they were on your old system. If you had your pictures in Documents, then they would be there. MA moves all your old content to your new Mac and puts it in the exact same spot.

    If you are talking about not seeing it in the actual MA window, then don't worry, it doesn't give you that fine-grained a view of your stuff. But it's all there.

    It should look like the following:

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  3. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    When you use Migration Assistant is creates a new user account. If you want the new system to mirror the old use Setup Assistant. Here is a link that shows how to use it, in your case I'd start reading at "Second Chance...."

    http://web.me.com/pondini/AppleTips/SetupLion.html
     
  4. zsobes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i am trying to only migrate my photos and music, however when i click on the user it doesn't give me another drop down menu to refine my migration. is there anyway to just choose pictures and music?
     
  5. zsobes thread starter macrumors newbie

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