My wife (got to get this right or dog house for me) has a 2009 MBP, running High Sierra (using the hacked installer), the last couple of updates and security updates did not work, she just got a M2 Air. How should I move over all her files? I was fairly knowledgeable about system software back in the Classic (pre OS10) days, but haven’t kept up with newer stuff. A relative whom is a audio/video engineer that uses Macs a lot, and seems to much more knowledgeable than I, suggested not using Migration Assistant as that would move over a lot of outdated system stuff. She doesn’t have anything on iCloud as she doesn’t need to sync to an iPhone :^( So what is the opinion/suggestion here? MA or Manual?
If I move her over manually,
I’m not worried about about moving 3rd party apps.
how do I move the data files for Apple apps:
Mail (she is on imap, but does still has folders from an old pop server, there is a folder labeled old mail, its under ‘on my mac’ Can I just export those folders and then import them on the new Air?
I image for Notes, reminders, contacts, Safari bookmarks, keychain, calendars, Photos; I can put those on iCloud then connect the new Air to her iCloud/Apple ID.
How do I move over her music that is on iTunes?
How would I move over FireFox bookmarks and username/passwords?
Of course I know I need to move over all the documents in her user folder, but do I need to worry about anything in her user library?
Are there system folders (i.e. library) or part there of, that need to be moved over and how do I do that?
Any advise/suggestions would be appreciated.