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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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How do I transfer all my setting to my new mac

I got a new computer and I want to transfer
all my settings from my removable drive
which has the OS and transfer to the new drive on the new
computer.

Is it as simple as copying system folder or
is their more to it?

Also,

My G5 is quiet. but I find sometimes (perhaps
depending on the temperature of my office)
that it revs up a notch in noise, possibly from
the fans. I'm guesing the cooling in my dual 1.8
g5 is more sophisticated than previous systems I've
owned and it's reving up based on need for cooling.

Any thoughts appreciated...

A thousand thanks
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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Check out a program called Superduper! This is what you will copy your external drive over with

edit: A simple copy of the system won't cut it.. as you won't copy over the invisible files needed by OS X. Superduper! turns your HD into and image and copies it to the internal on the new computer.
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 12:53 PM   #3
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We need to know which version of the OS you are using.
Is your G5 just new or???



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Check in your Applications - Utilities if you have Migration Assistant. This is an excellent way of bringing your stuff to a new Mac.
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #5
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The Os Os 10.3.9

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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 02:30 PM   #6
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I second using migration assistant .. it should run by default if your machine is new and you're doing first setup on it.
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 03:36 PM   #7
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Wow, what a sweet utility! I just checked it out. A great Mac experience. Is there anything like this for windows?? (ha)

I'm picking up a second mac tonight, I'm definitely going to use this app.
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I second using migration assistant .. it should run by default if your machine is new and you're doing first setup on it.
I THIRD the Migration Assistant - Apple did their homework here. For a bit more of a description...

Old Mac on OS X and new Mac on OS X.

Connect them together with a Firewire cable.

Old Mac in the OFF position.

Launch Migration Assistant on the new Mac.

Follow the instructions on the screen, at which point you turn the old Mac on while holding down keyboard combination that puts it into transfer mode.

Entire user profile[s] copied to your new Mac as if you spent HOURS doing a complete reinstall and set up.

I had one designer here go for lunch, swapped out his old G4 867 and by the time he returned his new G5 was up and running, complete with background image, he almost didn't know I had done the switch.

Beautiful piece of engineering, yet so simple.

Now if only they could work out all the unix-based crap I hate.
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Adobe becoming annoying

oh crap - ignore - my post was in fact a new post, not a reply - see Adobe becoming annoying.
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