moving from lion to snow leopard. help with safari,itunes, & ical

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slieu92, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. slieu92 macrumors regular

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    ok so once i have snow leopard clean installed, how do i get safari's bookmarks and passwords to transfer? same with ical's events and itunes' playlists (i'll have the exact files).
     
  2. Daffodil, Aug 28, 2011
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    Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    If you have an external harddrive, you should just make a time machine backup and use migration assistant. It's very straightforwards, and will make sure you get everything without much hassle.

    Edit - although if you insist on doing it the other way:
    - Safari bookmarks: File>Export bookmarks
    - Passwords: Find your keychains in Library>Keychains, copy them, open Keychain Access (in Applications>Utilities), then import them and provide your password from the original computer when prompted.
    - iTunes: File>Library>Export Library
    - iCal: looks like File>Export, but I don't have personal experience using that...
     
  3. slieu92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, the second part was exactly what i was looking for. i didn't want to use timemachine and migration assistance because there might be a problem from syncing newer software files with older software.
     

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