An open community 
of Macintosh users,
for Macintosh users.

FineTunedMac Dashboard widget now available! Download Here

Topic Options
#32238 - 12/21/14 01:50 AM Reinstall, Snow Leopard - Yosemite
Rain Offline


Registered: 07/17/11
Loc: London UK
I am upgrading from a Macbook 3,1 running Snow Leopard (single user) to a Macbook Pro that has Yosemite. The new machine just has the system on it and a new user account that I set up but no other files.
Can I reinstall or transfer the Home Folder from the old machine using a Time machine backup even though it was 'created' in Snow Leopard?
Any thoughts appreciated?

Top
#32239 - 12/21/14 02:01 AM Re: Reinstall, Snow Leopard - Yosemite [Re: Rain]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I believe you can do that with either Time Machine or Migration Assistant.

In order for you to be painlessly successful, though, your new account should have the exact same name as your old account.
_________________________
The new Great Equalizer is the SEND button.

Top
#32241 - 12/21/14 05:06 AM Re: Reinstall, Snow Leopard - Yosemite [Re: artie505]
joemikeb Offline

Moderator

Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Whether you are copying from a Time Machine backup or the original computer the tool to use is Migration Assistant and amen to artie505's comment about the account name.
_________________________
joemikeb • moderator

Top
#32243 - 12/21/14 08:33 AM Re: Reinstall, Snow Leopard - Yosemite [Re: joemikeb]
Rain Offline


Registered: 07/17/11
Loc: London UK
Ok thanks for that

Top

Moderator:  alternaut, dkmarsh, joemikeb