Migrating from a 2009 mini to a 2012 mini

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henryk1
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Migrating from a 2009 mini to a 2012 mini
Nov 1, 2012

I'll be getting a new Mac mini shortly. I seem to have two choices regarding migrating files and apps from old to new:

1. Use Migration Assistant and a Firewire cable to migrate the whole old Mac's contents to the new.

2. Do a fresh install of all my apps on the new and then copy documents and photos from old to new.

Am I missing something here? I am leaning to solution 2. because migrating everything with Migration Assistant would also move junk files from old to new, wouldn't it? Wouldn't a fresh install of all apps avoid problems?

The time it would take task 2 doesn't matter to me -- I'm retired.

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