Transferring iLife

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ash189, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. ash189 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    I recently got a new 15" MacBook Pro to replace my old 13". Instead of simply wiping the new computer's hard drive and restoring all of my files via a Time Machine backup, I wanted to treat it like a new computer and only transfer my iTunes library. However, once Lion reinstalled, I found that iLife was nowhere to be found!

    So I browsed my old hard drive's Time Machine backups through Finder and copied my iLife '09 suite to my new computer. iDVD, iMovie, and iWeb copied perfectly and work correctly, but for some reason, Garageband and iPhoto refuse to cooperate. They give a variety of different error messages when I try to open them. Does anyone know why those two programs won't copy whilst the others will? Thanks.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    did you buy the new machine from Apple? or where?

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