Migrating user data between computers

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How do I fully relocate my user's home directory to another disk?

I installed Lion on a new disk today and let the migration assistant move users, applications and stuff from my internal disk to the SSD connected via FW800. So far everything works great. Because I ...
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Can You Stop the Migration Assistant Midway Through?

Can the Migration Assistant be stopped midway through? I began the wireless transfer from a Mac Mini to a new MacBook Air last night. It still says it's going to take 40 hours. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Migration Assistant: target computer freezes mid-transfer (screen black, unresponsive)

I am running Migration Assistant (over a network) to transfer an old Mac's setup to a new one. The process starts fine, but every time I try it the target computer freezes mid-transfer (at the moment ...
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Migration Assistant fails to recognize a Time Machine disk (itself migrated using Disk Utility)

So I outgrow my Time Machine disk. I listen to the advice (repeated in multiple places) that one can simply use Disk Utility's Restore tab, select the old time machine disk as source and the new one ...
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Why is Git not found after installing OS X Lion?

I just upgraded to OS X Lion and now cannot initialize Git where it used to work fine: $ git add . -bash: git: command not found I'm new to Git and to programming, so I'm sure it's a quick fix, ...
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How to keep my iTunes (app) library after reinstalling Windows?

I have an iPhone 4 and I'm a windows 7 user; I have the latest iTunes installed on my PC and synchronized with my iPhone; I don't have any music or video in there, as I don't use the iPhone for that ...
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Eudora email migration

When Lion comes out, PPC Rosetta support for the Eudora email app is reported not to be available. Which contemporary Mac OS X email clients might support the most painless and reliable importing and ...
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What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?

Coming from a Linux background what are the main difficulties I will face if I start to work on iMac? I use to work on Linux with consoles and I know I have a huge apps repository (synaptics) for ...
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Is there a complete and detailed description of what Migration Assistant copies over?

Does it copy all files in ~/Library ? Including cache files and even things like Flash cookies? What about user created files/folders in / ? etc etc
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Is it possible to Move a bootcamp partition from one drive to another?

When I got a new MacPro last year I formatted one of the additional (i.e. non-boot) drives with Bootcamp and installed Win 7 x64 on it. This set up has been working well these last 12+ months but I ...
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Migrating from one computer to another

The screen on my daughter's iMac went partially bad and so I just bought her an interim Mac (basically the same model that she had before). I'm in the process of trying to do the migration from the ...
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Migration assistant question

New Macbook Pro here. I am about to use the Migration assistant to copy over my old files from my old first-gen macbook. Will I have to reinstall macports manually or will migration assistant copy my ...
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What's the fastest connection speed / shortest elapsed time using Migration Assistant?

When using Migration Assistant to move users, files, and folders from an old Mac to a new one, you have a few different choices, depending on the Macs involved. Presuming that both Macs have ...
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Migrating from Old to Less-Old Mac - any other specific issues?

Scenario - I have a new Mac, and am giving my old one to my father-in-law. He now has an old Gx Gumdrop iMac running 10.3 (I think), and the new-to-him mac is an older Core2 iMac running 10.6 From ...
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Should I use time machine to migrate from one mac to another?

I have had my blackbook for a little over 4 years now and think it's time to upgrade to a new macbook pro. I'm currently running leopard on the blackbook with time machine. I'm wondering if time ...
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Migrations Assistant - Best way to transfer data?

I'm thinking of using Migration Assistant to transfer data to my new Mac, but what is the best way to do this? I have a Time Machine Back up on a Time Capsule, but this would be over wifi, so slow? I ...
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Migrating to new iMac, what does Migration Assistant actually migrate?

I've got a new iMac (Santa must have thought I was a good boy this year) and I want to move data from my 3 year old MacBook (Intel, running Snow Leopard). I realise I have a few options for this, but ...
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Migration and drivers or kext programs?

I recently purchased a new iMac. I used the Migration Assistant to migrate users and applications from my previous iMac to this one. Both are x86 based, and both running Snow Leopard, so as close as ...
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How can I transfer data from a G5 iMac to an i7 iMac?

Today's my mother's birthday, and hey gift is a new iMac. Her older iMac has a G5 processor, and is thus stuck on Leopard. She also has an older version of iLife. What will be the best way to ...
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How can I move an iTunes library from one computer to another?

I'm getting a new laptop and I want to move my iTunes library from the old to the new computer. How can I do this? Of course I want to preserve as much information as possible: metadata such as ...