Best Way to Transfer Files to a New iMac?

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  1. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

    tardman91

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    I'm getting a new 27" iMac tomorrow and I was wondering what the best way is to copy over all my music and photos from my old MBP? I don't want to restore from a time machine back up or anything because I want to set it up like a brand new computer. My documents and stuff I'll just move over on a flash drive since I don't have much. I was wondering if there's just some particular files or whole folders to copy to an external HD and just move them over to the iMac and where I'd copy them to. Thanks!
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Migration assistant would work pretty quick and easy. It should ask you about this option when you turn it on for the first time. Connect with an Ethernet cable as its a bit quicker than wifi.
     
  3. tardman91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tardman91

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    That will allow me to just transfer over only my music and photos? I don't want all of the other settings copied over.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    You can check only the things you want to transfer.
     

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