Getting an new mac, need help moving things over from old mac...

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  1. MikeTheVike1

    MikeTheVike1 OT Supporter

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    I'm getting an upgraded computer at work, WOO HOO!! Now I'm trying to make a checklist and figure out the easiest and quickest way of transferring over files and applications from the old computer.

    project files will be moved to the Backup server, so thats not a problem...if I have an application installed, can I just copy it from my applications folder to the backup server, and then back into my new applications folder without worry? I know on Windows PC's this was not possible because of the registry, but wasn't sure if it was possible on a mac...

    email, I'm using the mail client that comes with OSX, any way to transfer my settings and old email messages over?

    same with my address book...

    Firefox bookmarks...can they be transferred?

    Any other ideas or tips? Thanks
     
  2. kamikaze

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    i think if you leave the old one hooked up the new one may have a wizard that will transfer most of that shit for you. Firefox is super easy, just copy the contents of /username/Library/Application Support/Firefox/ to the same folder on the new machine after installing Firefox on it. (Should be 3 things, pluginreg.dat, profiles.ini, and a profiles folder.) Overwrite the existing items on the new machine if it asks ;)
     
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    step 1 - get a firewire cable and plug 2 macs together
    step 2 - turn on old mac holding down "T"
    step 3 - the first time you turn on the new mac, let the startup wizard do it all for you.
     
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    works like a dream :)
     
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    Thanks everyone, got it today, and everything went very smoothly!
     

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