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    Migration Assistant Question
    In MA, can you pick and choose what you want to move to the new computer?
    Secondly, does it moves applications like Photoshop, Final Cut, etc... those are expensive apps and I can't imagine the migration would work without installing them on the new computer?
    I am more concerned about the $20-$50 apps that I have like DVDxCopy, Xtorrent Pro, etc

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    well, to be honest, i don't feel like my current macbook is very well organized... i feel like stuff is scattered all over it and i'd like some sort of control to see what i am moving over to the new one rather than just cloning the HDD... i have cloned it with carbon copy cloner (though i have done it 3 times and have had some sort of error everytime), but i just thought MA might be a better option

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrod81 View Post
    In MA, can you pick and choose what you want to move to the new computer?
    Not really, no.

    Secondly, does it moves applications like Photoshop, Final Cut, etc... those are expensive apps and I can't imagine the migration would work without installing them on the new computer?
    Sometimes those high-end apps (most notably Adobe and Quark, never had a problem with Apple Pro apps myself) are picky enough that they want to be re-installed -- but since you certainly haven't stolen those programs, what's the big deal? Just re-install them from your discs.

    I am more concerned about the $20-$50 apps that I have like DVDxCopy, Xtorrent Pro, etc
    They copy over just fine IME.

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    just going to reinstall Adobe stuff... everything else seems to be fine...
    i have moved all the apps, and am moving itunes as i type...
    also moved all my documents... what else do i need to move?
    i realize MA could have done this for me but i really have liked doing it one thing at a time to just make sure i "know my mac" but now i am a bit nervous i am going to miss something and then reformat it to sell and kick myself for the loss...
    is there a list of "things to make sure you move to your new mac" anywhere?
    i had photos in folders on my desktop... i got those, but i guess i need to make sure i don't have iphotos files... doing that now... what else guys?
    thanks
    jared

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    every time i have ran carbon copy cloner there has been some sort of error... this makes me nervous, but at this point, its time to reformat this bad boy and say goodbye...

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