Best data/app transfer from old to new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vjaaan, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. vjaaan macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Target Disk Mode using Thunderbolt is a sure bet for fast, selective transfers.
     
  3. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you get into target mode? Is it just holding down "T" while you're restarting? if you have multiple partitions, can you access both from another computer?
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Yes and yes.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201462
     
  5. joelank macrumors member

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    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.
     

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