OS X 10.10 Yosemite Transfer Old Apps Settings to New Hard drive

Copy files from old hard drive to new. If user name changed, need to change owner for old files.

1. Show hidden files in the Finder
In terminal:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles Yes
killall Finder

2. Message App:
1) Open Messages on both Macs and go Preferences > Accounts > iMessage > Sign Out
2) Copy these folders and override from old Mac to new Mac

~/Library/Messages
~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat

3) Restart new Mac
4) Open Messages and sign in to iMessages again

3. Dictionary App
~/Library/Dictionaries

4. Mail App
~/Library/Mail
~/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail
~/Library/Containers/com.apple.MailServiceAgent

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