Old timers (you know, people over 30) tell us how hard it used to be to move files and folders from your old Mac to your new Mac or to a laptop. Thankfully there is a feature that began with OS X “Tiger” that made the transfer process pretty painless. Inside your Utilities folder (which resides within your Applications folder) you’ll find an application called “Migration Assistant.” After connecting the two Macs via a simple FireWire cable, double click on the assistant and it will ask you a series of questions (such as, “Who is buried in Grant’s tomb?” – nah, just kidding). The questions appear in a series of windows and are actually quite simple. Once you complete the process, everything you want to have moved will get transferred to your new Mac or laptop, even your e-mail, bookmarks, and so forth.
Hint: Print this Tip out and tape it under your keyboard so when it’s time to upgrade or add a new Mac in your life, you won’t have to go hunting for this information; just flip the keyboard over and there it is! You’re welcome.