Migration Assistant??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fobdout, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. fobdout macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2007
    Hey Guys. I just installed Leopard on a brand new 200gb 7200rpm hdd. yeehaw! I took out my original hard drive and put it in an external enclosure...

    back to the topic. I'm interested in just moving my personal files (ie. documents, music, photos, etc) and nothing else really since my last version of osx had some kernel (is that the right word? ) problems. The screen would spontaneously fade and there would be instructions on holding down the power button to turn off the computer in 5 diff languages.

    Is there anyway i can do that? I tried loading up Migration Assistant but its mandatory that the library will be transferred. i'm just worried that the old library will contain those corrupt kernels...

    any ideas??
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI

    The library folder does not contain the kernel. Just let it do its things, it knows what to copy. Nothing in the user folder is critical to the system, but there could be faulty preferences. But you should be fine. If really worried, copy the stuff over manually.
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Ditto. Go for it.
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    if there is a problem with the system those files are not migrated over. they are in the system folder. migration assistant copies over your docs, music etc. and apps, prefs etc. and the suitable files in the user library and main library but leaves the system folder much like archive and install does.

    if you still have kernel panics after you use migration assistant in leopard you can be certain its a hardware problem and not a software problem and you should get it checked out.

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