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235: The Lazy Man Migration Assistant


• Joe wonders: how many clients have gotten the wrong impression when you give them the recommendation "Just use 1Password.”


• iLugger:

• Joe reveals another boneheaded move during his company's email migration – learn from his mistake! He exported contacts to a vCard file, but forgot to turn on Export Notes in Contacts app preferences

• CodeTwo Exchange Sync

• The Mac CRM & Project Management app trusted by busy teams.

• thanks to listener Tim Hannon for the courteous correction about the pronunciation of patron Steve Sorbo's business name, Mac SOS


• Resolve issues caused by changing the permissions of items in your home folder
Repair Permissions -

• how to enable Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) using the kickstart command on the command line:

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• Joe walks through his process of migrating data to a new iMac running High Sierra, which provided validation for many consultants best practice for a successful migration. The Migration Assistant built into Setup Assistant didn’t work even after repairing the source drive, rebuilding the source disk directory, letting it calculate the space needed for all items first, etc. Creating a Temp user account, installing all software updates on the destination machine first (just iTunes in this case), and perhaps most importantly using Migration Assistant in the Utilities folder is what finally yielded a successful migration

• Joe offers a bonus migration tip. If you're unable to delete a user account in High Sierra, this helped, surprisingly: