Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mac migration tips

I recently changed macs so am going through the usual migration and import issues, thought I'd share my tips

Sparsebundle cannot be found on old hardrive…. Time machine won't allow you to open your old files… If you plug in your old harddrive to a new OSX then you need to view hidden files to see it (there are a few ways, one is with Terminal).. type:
defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

If you have an entourage problem where the application says "this identity cannot be opened with this version of entourage" (e.g. You installed entourage to your new mac but your can't get your old email settings / identity)

Update entourage on your new mac / download the service packs / updates etc.

Then replace the new OfficePID.plist with your old one. In the Finder, select /Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office/OfficePID.plist
Replace the new: Microsoft User Data/Office 2008 Identities/Main Identity (with your old one), this should bring in all your old settings

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