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Motherboard crashed on 10.4 machine, so bought a new 10.5 machine. Copied the old files over using "Migration Assistant."

None of the settings made the transfer. None of the emails/contacts made it. I need those settings and emails. Settings and emails are not where Apple's website, "Mac OS X: How to back up and restore your files" says they should be? In fact, none of the important files exist on the original 10.4 drive. Did no modification to the original 10.4 drive. Only the migration.

Where did the files go?

Have the previous 10.4 backup drive (a bootable, exact copy), but am afraid to plug it into 10.5, lest it erase those files too.

Can you help?
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Attaching the old drive to your new machine will not destroy the data on the drive unless you specifically tell it to do so. Just don't use migration. Do a manual copy.

Since the migration assistant failed to transfer your settings, you'll have to reinstall what programs you have and make the adjustments again. Probably best to do it that way anyway although it requires more time.

As for email and documents, you can copy those directly from your old drive on to the new one. Same for contacts.

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