Best way to migrate RW to new Mac


(Simon) #1

Hi,

I’m moving macs and need a simple way to migrate. I’m not using the migration assistant because too much cruft is moved with it, so I’m doing a clean install. I will however have a Time Machine and SuperDuper backup. Is there an easy way to copy over all plugins and themes that doesn’t require me finding all my license codes again?

I also don’t have a complete list of all my plugins. do they all reside in one place? If so where?

Simon


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(William Walker) #2

I’ve been through this a couple of times myself. Personally I prefer to do it all manually because I figure less can go wrong such as something being missed. I always backup my sites and software to a USB drive which makes it easier to move everything to a new computer. That is what I would recommend.


(Gary Wann) #3

I’ve effectively started with a new iMac following my disastrous OS Sierra upgrade that resulted in the Macintosh HD being readable but not writable - and not bootable! As the OS install partition was still OK, I managed to reinstall El Capitan on an external USB drive and then did a restore from Time Machine to the USB drive.

Having now got a backup to my backup, I reformatted the internal drive, installed Sierra successfully and then restored from Time Machine. No major issues and the 2010 iMac seems to be running faster so I’m content.


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(Simon) #4

Thanks guys.

For anyone interested, the path I chose was as follows (after a clean install (in my case El Capitan)):

  1. Install Rapidweaver and add your license
  2. Go to your backup (in my case SpuerDuper) to:

/User/Username/Library/Containers/com.realmacsoftware.rapidweaver/Data/Library/Application Support/Rapidweaver

  1. Copy the whole folder to your Desktop or some place else from your backup
  2. Go into the Rapidweaver folder you just copied and select all the “.rapidweaverplugin” files and right-click and “open with” > Rapidweaver 7. This will open Rapidweaver and install the plugins.
  3. In the Rapidweaver folder you copied from your backup now go to the “Stacks folder”. Select all the stacks and right-click and “open with” > Rapidweaver 7. This will install all your stacks.
  4. In the Rapidweaver folder you copied from your backup now go to the “Themes folder”. Select all the Themes and right-click and “open with” > Rapidweaver 7. This will install all your Themes.
  5. In the Rapidweaver folder you copied from your backup now go to the “Snippets folder”. Select all the Snippets and right-click and “open with” > Rapidweaver 7. This will install all your Snippets.
  6. In Rapidweaver click on “Library” and “Updates”. This is only necessary if you have not updated your Rapidweaver library in some time. Update all items highlighted.
  7. You will need your license keys for various stacks/plugin etc.
  8. Open a project and you should be good to go.

(Lisa Hawthorne) #5

I too bought a new iMac and am having trouble transferring RW. I was able to install RW 5.4 but I was using RW 6.5. Unfortunately I only can find the license # for 5.4. When I try to up to update the 5.4 to 6.4 it ask me if I want to purchase 6.4. Any help would be appreciated. I have an external hard drive that I can transfer from time machine.


(Robert Ziebol 🖖🏼) #6

@CloisonneArt this might help
http://kb.realmacsoftware.com/article/25-lost-license


(Franz Rathmair) #7

Hi Simon,

I just got a new iMac and I wanted to install RW on a clean Mac. Your step-by-step description was just great!!! Thank you!

Franz


(Richard Widman) #8

This has not worked for me. I think I’ve copied all things mentioned, but I cannot get some stacks (at least Prettyphoto3) to work.

On another help article I saw I needed to copy all the rwsw files, but I only have one, from a sample download. I think I’ve seen them before, but not now on the old computer.

Any suggestions? This has to be a relatively common problem, as computers get outdated.


(Fred Dalzell) #9

Richard - I’ve never heard of Prettyphoto3 so I searched the web and found info at the following link. Could it be that it is not a stack but a jquery (I know nothing about that!)?

Good luck,

Fred


(Graham Jackson) #10

@svsmailus Simon, I’ve just used your guide as my new iMac Migration Assistant didn’t port all of my rw stuff across from the old imac. Thankfully your guide was spot on and now I’m back in business. Very many thanks for sharing this.