With the new Mac pro debuting today, I thought it might be the right time to ask the community if there is a way to import your customized desktop and preferences to a new machine? Let me elaborate, I want to import my desktop environment which already customized to my liking, to a new machine. I want things like:
Desktop image to remain the same
Customized dock to come in ready to go. Only the icons and apps I’ve designated appear on the dock.
Preferences to come in all ready to go
Icon sizes stay the same
Yes, I know I can recreate my environment again but I want to know if there is a way to import it ready to go?
When I get home I can show my Doc and folder style in an image.
When doing that, I think your data is restored but settings like the Doc go back to the default Doc. Folders (i.e.Downloads and Applications) go back to grid view instead of list. My experience has only been with TM.
That’s how we do it at our shop. Also we use the Target Disk Mode, mounting the drive and running Migration Assistant. Essentially the same but can save some time in the process, especially on regular hard drives since it’s only copied one time.