Best data/app transfer from old to new MBP


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 13, 2010
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?


macrumors member
Sep 20, 2012
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.