migration to the new iMac iMac

Hi all

I am looking to buy a new iMac 27 "to replace my iMac 24" aged 8 years.

I intend to use the "Migration Wizard" (first time) and I would like clarification on a trifle of file transfers.

First, files such as emails are copied in their entirety?

Second, I assume that the "Migration Wizard" copy only through the elements still in use? In other words, it is not clone the older drive? I want to leave behind trash of the multitude of old programs, etc. which have been removed over the years and indeed to start with a completely clean Mac except for what's current.

Thank you very much


When you use Migration Wizard, you can choose what to bring: I suggest you bring your user account (which should bring all your letters, and documents), but do NOT bring the applications and settings.

In the old days, reinstall the applications was a pain (often searching for old CD case to find serial numbers), but now with many applications from the App store, resettlement is quick and easy (sign in with the same Apple ID and download a copy fresh and up to date).

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