Best data/app transfer from old to new MBP

vjaaan

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 13, 2010
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just bought the latest MacBook Pro, 15 in, and trying to find best way to copy over the stuff i want. Using wireless network, it started copying over Everything and i had to abort. The point of new computer was clearing out the junk (plus was slow). How best to copy only files and folders i want?

Also, iMessage did not update and give me all my messages. Or apple mail. Or iBooks. And i did check my iCloud settings.

What am i missing?
 

joelank

macrumors member
Sep 20, 2012
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CEETEE
I use SuperDuper! on daily basis for creating a bootable backup (to a Seagate external drive) - if I need to transfer any data to another Mac, I just connect the external drive and copy the required files.