How can I migrate user files to my iMac running 10.12.6? Migration Assistant says it's too old and refuses to use it.
I found a way, but it’s not general at all. I had installed El Capitan in a Parallels virtual machine. After booting it up, it happily ate my old backup. Then I copied everything to a folder on my New machine. All OK.How can I migrate user files to my iMac running 10.12.6? Migration Assistant says it's too old and refuses to use it.
How can I tell if the HD is dead? The machine won’t boot up. This is a G4 17” laptop, vintage of 2004! It served me well for many years. Now that I have my ancient files in a usable place, I’ll give it a decent burial with a 13 gun salute.Is the 10.5.8 HD dead? If OK, get a HD enclosure or adaptor. Hook up via USB, and drag your files to the new machine.
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