Here's what I'm doing: Trying to migrate apps from a 2008 iMac to a new Mac Mini7 via cat 5 ethernet cable using migration assistant. Here's what's happening: Nothing. Here's what HAS happened: On my first try, which I was sure wouldn't work but I was using what I had on hand -I tried to migrate using USB. It looked like it was working, albeit very slow, because a solid colored progress bar showed up even though it said I had 123 hours left to go. Now, using ethernet cable, I get a blue/white 'candy cane' striped progress bar with NO time estimate. Been running for 17 hours now and still nothing but candy stripes and no time remaining estimate. The Mac mini says 'transferring your info' and the iMac says 'your other mac is ready'. On one of the tries, after several hours, I thought maybe the 'your other mac is ready' could mean that data had transferred. When I stopped the migration, Mac mini gave me a couple of messages saying a few apps weren't compatible with the new MM but nothing at all had transferred. Any help appreciated and keep in mind, I'm not technically savvy at all (layman's terms or childlike analogies appreciated). I'm all about the graphics apps but a rufus when it comes to the inner workings. Thanks in advance for help.