Question about migration from Lion to Lion

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Narpstar, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Narpstar macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I'm upgrading my iMac, but downgrading my HDD size. I currently have a 2TB HDD, but the new iMac I'm getting tomorrow only has a 1TB HDD. I've used up over 1TB of space on my current HDD, so I'm obviously not going to be able to do a complete migration from TM to the new iMac.

    I want to migrate all of my system settings such as Launchpad layout, Mission Control configuration, Dock layout, etc. I also want some of my files from my old iMac on my new one.

    My question is: Can this be done, and what is the best way to do it? I'd like to be able to just delete some unnecessary files from my old iMac, then do a complete migration. Is this possible?

    I have a Time Capsule and my whole system is backed up in Time Machine. Both systems are running Lion 10.7.2.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Narpstar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, never mind, I just realised Migration Assistant can be completely independent from Time Machine. So I'll just delete enough of my unnecessary files from my old iMac to be able to perform a full migration, and I'll still have a backup of everything on my Time Capsule.

    Cheers anyway guys!
     

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