Media external drive moving to new iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dork420, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    #1
    Hello

    I will be migrating to a new iMac from and old iMac. All my music and photos are currently on an external drive. I would like to keep the same set up with my new iMac. Is the switch as easy as using migration assistant and then plugging in the external drives to the new iMac.
    Anything else I need to know?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Location:
    Germany
    #2
    Technically that is all you need to do.

    If it fails then on your new iMac delete everything from the iTunes (given its all on your external. dont delete the data files.) then readd it. Since it dosnt copy the files to the internal drive it should only take a couple minutes to process the names and covers etc.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    #3
    what do you mean by fail? Why would it fail?

    Thanks
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Location:
    Germany
    #4
    Well I meant if it is not as easy as migrate and plug in. And you need to do it differently
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    #5
    The Pro- I appreciate you feedback. However, it seems a bit speculative.

    I'm looking for some definitive answers or possibly another place for me to direct my question. The search came up sparse on the forum.


    Thanks
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2012
    #6
    What version of OS X are you using? If you're on ML (10.8.x), you can just clone the old iMac HDD to the new iMac HDD with SuperDuper!; then plug the external into the new iMac and everything will be like it was before.
     

Share This Page