Need help transferring files to new iMac

Started May 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Paul Pasco
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Re: Need help transferring files to new iMac
In reply to webfrasse, May 9, 2013

webfrasse wrote:

Paul Pasco wrote:

Jeremy, is that all you want to transfer? The reason I ask is because you can easily transfer everything from the old computer using Setup Assistant the first time you start up the new Mac. All apps, settings and programs will transfer over If you want.

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Regards, Paul
Lili's Dad

That is the Migration Assistant that we've been mentioning throughout this thread;-)

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Mikael

No, Setup Assistant is offered only on first start up of a new machine whereas Migration Assistant can be used at any time. Look it up if you don't believe me. There are reasons where it may be preferable to use SA over MA. Using SA will prevent issues mentioned  previously by another poster  with iTunes permissions and since the OP specifically mentioned iTunes and iPhoto, I thought it may be pertinent to the issue.

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