12-23-2010, 01:12 PM
@Macswork probably hit the right answer...
I have since made some progress! Yes yes yes....
15. Don't use the same accountname as on old mac.
On the new mac, work from an account with a different name than any account on the old mac.
NO JOY: I created a new user called admin2 (which doesn't exist on the old mac). I logged out, logged in under admin2 and deleted the admin1 acccount.
Migration Assistant still doesn't behave any differently.
16. Don't copy the user folders
In the choice of what to migrate, REMOVE users and 'other files' from the list.
Hitting 'continue' brought me to a screen telling me the Applications folder is being transferred (est.38 minutes).
I'll let this go to its conclusion and then try migrating the users and/or otherfiles independently. And failing that, use the 'sudo ditto' approach.