Advice to moving mac to mac

doofusjim

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Original poster
Jul 29, 2007
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Hey.
Im about to get a macbook pro from my macbook, and once i reformatted my macbook and things got lost and i had to start from scratch a bit cause I didnt know how to do it properly.

Have you got any advice and things to look out for when I move everything on my mac to another one without too much inconvience?

Thanks
 

CrzyCanuck72

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Jun 10, 2003
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Migration Assistant is the easiest... I used it to go from my eMac to MacBook and it worked flawlessly.
 

CrzyCanuck72

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Jun 10, 2003
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you need a Firewire cable, but you don't need to boot into target disk mode to use Migration Assistant... it's basically an application that walks you through the whole process. Very easy to do.
 

pianoman

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May 31, 2006
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to clarify, target disk mode just presents a computer's hard drive on another computer as an external drive. it and Migration Assistant are two different things.
 

killmoms

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Jun 23, 2003
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thanks heaps guys! Will try it out.
In fact, when you start setting up your new MacBook Pro, it will ASK you if you want to transfer your stuff from an existing Mac. Then it starts up the Migration Assistant right there and walks you through the whole process. Super easy.
 

A Cute Baby Lam

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Jul 27, 2007
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In fact, when you start setting up your new MacBook Pro, it will ASK you if you want to transfer your stuff from an existing Mac. Then it starts up the Migration Assistant right there and walks you through the whole process. Super easy.
This is what I did with my new MB and it was super simple.
 

tartsquid

macrumors regular
Jan 21, 2006
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Reston, VA
Perhaps it's because I was transferring from a G3 iMac, but I couldn't get Migration Assistant to work for me when I first got my Intel iMac. However, firewire target disk mode is always a great way to transfer things quickly and easily.