So my 'trusty' old Pre-unibody MacBook Pro only boots to a black screen - not even a chime. I assume it's a logic board failure. So at the moment, I'm considering just getting a new iMac (probably wait for WWDC).
In the meantime, I'm contemplating doing the Great Cleanup, and just starting a new Mac and just migrating my files.
Now I understand if I use setup assistant, it will help transfer things. However, what I'm unsure of is whther checking to migrate a user will actually bring over all the kruft I'm hoping to avoid (stuff like out of date keychain entries, long gone preference files, and the like).
Can I use setup assistant to just transfer over my aperture library for instance? Or by flagging that automatically transfers over my user and settings?
Otherwise what other options would I have to just get my library back (and other files like my music folder etc)? Let's say I only have my time machine drive.
My main concern is permissions on the aperture library. I assume a migration using the assistant associates it with the new user (or old one if it copies over), but what if I just setup a new user and some how copied the files back over? I know a finder copy is all that's used to shift aperture libraries around, but that,s because new files created are associad with the user not source. I believe this is a little different when using time machine, especially if the time machine belongs to another mac.
Any insight would be helpful.