Move a user account from one computer to another?

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  1. jonnysods macrumors 601

    jonnysods

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    Hey everyone, I want to move an account from my iMac to my Mac Pro, which would be in addition to other accounts I have on the MP.

    I know that there is migration assistant, but that imports apps over too doesn't it? Can I combine apps and a user account?

    Just wanting to know before I pull all my hair out!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Migration assistant allows you to choose what you want to transfer over. If you just want your user account to transfer, that is all that will transfer.
     
  3. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 601

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    Can you combine apps from two different machines?
     
  5. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean by "combine apps"? Do you mean that you have an older version on one machine and you want to update it to the latest one on another machine? If that's the question, that's a No. Preferences are different, so you'll have to console the developer of the application.
     
  6. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 601

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    I just mean I have two machines that are on 10.6.2, one machine has some apps that the other one doesn't, so if I asked MA to put apps and a user account from one machine to another it would blend the apps together, making it one, almighty machine of apps.
     

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