I had more computer than I knew how to use (iMac G5
), and was having trouble with it, so I went out and bought more computer than I expect to ever need (Mac Pro)(Yes, I know; Google "Fool, & Money" images, and there's a picture of me). So now I have two computers (that I don't rightly know how to use), and I can't quite figure out how to get all of the stuff off the old computer and onto the new one.
I tried using Migration Assistant, but that just seems to have made a mess. In my first attempt, I still had File Vault on, so I don't think everything transfered. The second time, everything appeared to have transfered, but for some reason I've not been able to open any of it. The third attempt put the old files on as another account. Now I have two accounts and multiple copies of files I can't access on my big shiny new computer that I don't know how to use (like giving a Ferrari to a cyclist). I'd been struggling to clear all the goop off of the old Mac as it was; now I have all that times 3? Ya, it's time to ask for help.
I have a notion that there's an easy fix, just reformat the Pro and start again with Migration Assistant (this time with File Vault Off!), but after all this, I'm a little afraid to try it. So should I screw my courage to the sticking post, or just bring the whole lot in to the nearest Mac shop and let them take care of things before I f#ck anything else up?