Switching from iMac to Mac Mini Software Question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Scott Botkins, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Scott Botkins macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to be switching from an iMac to a mac mini. I use Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator CS5 on my iMac. How can I move those over to my mac mini without using a cd? I don't want to buy a super drive unless I really have to. I'll need to move Microsoft Office 2008 too.
     
  2. Baklava macrumors 6502a

    Baklava

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    A Time Machine backup of your system via an external HD could be a solution. When setting up the new device, just select 'Restore from Time Machine Backup' and you should have an identical copy of your previous system.

    OR: Copy the apps and their relates preference files from
    Macintosh HD/Username/Library/Preferences
    and
    Macintosh HD/Username/Library/Application Support/Adobe
    to your new machine.
     
  3. Scott Botkins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just thought of that when I clicked post. I have a flash drive and a time capsule. I can just copy the cd files to one of those.
     
  4. JohnnyComeLatly macrumors member

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    Right, just connect your time capsule to the new Mini and it will ask if you want to copy over your files and applications. Click yes and it's all automatic. I started with an iMac, then a MBP, Mini and then finally the MBA. All are clones of each other (e.g. they all have same apps) for that reason, with no disks needed.
     

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