Migrating OS9 data to OSX?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Is it posssible to move data (files, email, things like that) over to OSX from OS9 easily?

Say we have a brand new Mini, and we have an ancient teal iMac running OS9... will the migration assistant do what I need it to do? Or is it better to do things manually?


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    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Migration Assistant requires at least Mac OS X 10.1 on the 'old' end, so that won't help you.

    I just did this for a family member, and it wasn't *too* bad. On the OS9 box, you need to find out if the apps you use let you export into more generalized forms... for instance, her Netscape Address Book was exported into a tab delimited file, and then imported into Address Book on the new machine. It required a lot of cleaning up (deletion of quote marks and such), but the data made it safely.

    A similar route was taken for her Netscape Communicator mail.

    Her MS Word documents all had to be opened in Word under OS X to let Word 'update' them to the new format, but after that, they were accessible from Word or TextEdit.
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