I just got a new Mac laptop, and I'm looking to transfer some data from my old Mac to this one. I'd like recommendations on what to transfer and how to do it. (I'm making this a community wiki question, so please add on your own suggestions.) I'm not looking for a direct transfer, but rather a minimal organizational strategy to get old data into a fresh install.
These are the things I think I'll need to transfer:
- Developer tools & projects
- Sites folder
- iTunes library / iPhone/iPad backups & settings
So, for now the question is how to go about doing this. Does anyone have experience transferring iTunes libraries and iOS device stuff — should I just copy the
~/Music/iTunes folder or is there more involved?
For documents, fonts, applications, and developer stuff, it seems the best strategy is just to transfer the files directly.