What's in the deleted users folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rye9, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    New York (not NYC)
    #1
    After transferring my data from an old mac to a new one; I've got the deleted users folder, which upon analysis has these inside: What's the containers/caches folder and should it be safe to delete?

    The previous account/user is theoretically the same as the current (both are me)... so I just want to make sure nothing would be in the deleted user folder that should have transferred over or something..
     

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  2. DennisBlah, May 13, 2015
    Last edited: May 13, 2015

    DennisBlah macrumors 6502

    DennisBlah

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    #2
    The best way to migrate your useraccount
    Is to create your account on the new machine with exact same username.

    Then on the old mac open terminal and write down:
    Code:
    shopt -s dotglob
    To be able to get all files incl hidden etc.
    Then :

    Code:
    sudo rsync -ardv /Users/<your userfolder> <path to external drive or something>
    This way you got a full backup of your account including email, application settings etc etc (no applications from /Applications folder tho)

    Now on the new mac, make sure the userfolder is named the same

    Also do the shopt and then rsync from externaldrive/userfolder to /Users

    And you got all your files and settings on the new mac.

    Your deleted users folder contains all data and settings from a useraccount you have deleted in the past where you have choosen to keep an image from. (The same as you make a backup like mentioned above)
     

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