System Folder (from old Mac)

jdeitch

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Original poster
Aug 31, 2007
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Minneapolis MN
I just got a new 24" iMac and used Migration Assistant to move everything from my old iMac. It worked great. One of the things it created is a folder named "System Folder (from old Mac)." May I delete it?

Thanks,
Jay
 

Silverbird0000

macrumors 6502a
Sep 19, 2006
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Fort Myers, FL
I just got a new 24" iMac and used Migration Assistant to move everything from my old iMac. It worked great. One of the things it created is a folder named "System Folder (from old Mac)." May I delete it?

Thanks,
Jay
I have the very same question! I moved from a Powerbook to a 20" iMac C2D. I was gonna delete it, but wanted to know if it's ok first.
 

Eraserhead

macrumors G4
Nov 3, 2005
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I'd have thought you could delete it, it copied it so you could copy anything in the System Folder if you wanted to.
 

I'm a ROb

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Aug 14, 2007
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Netherlands
idiot-proof

It makes me wonder: how "idiot-proof" is OS X ? Without an admin-account I guess you're not able to mess things up.
But how WITH an admin-account? Could you delete important files, or would you need root acces for that?
 

GimmeSlack12

macrumors 603
Apr 29, 2005
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It is 100% OK to erase the "System Folder", you can verify this is the old system folder by a few things:
1) It actually has Folder in its name.
2) It will have folders such as Control Panels, and Extensions, and the Finder inside of it.

Deleting this folder has nothing to do with OS X, and was transferred for the sake of transferring. Your new iMacs cannot run OS classic and therefore this data is useless.

Things not to do.
1) Do not rename your home folder (Ever!).
2) Do not mess with any files in your computer directory.
3) Do not erase things from the Library folders.
4) If you are trying to delete something and you have to give your password, it probably means you're deleting something you shouldn't. Hit cancel if this occurs.

Otherwise OS X is pretty idiot-proof. But ultimately not 100%.