Best way to transfer stuff to new iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Razorhog, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Razorhog macrumors 65816

    Razorhog

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    #1
    I am finally upgrading from my first gen 24" iMac to a new 27". When the new one arrives, I'm curious as to how I will get my stuff from the old one to the new. I do have time machine working, is that the best way - just copy from the external drive? It's been almost 5 years since I got this one, but I seem to recall the setup program asking if you already have a Mac - does it transfer from the old to the new somehow? Thanks for any insight or suggestions. :)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    This should give you some good information
    Migration Assistant

    I would migrate my information to a clean install
     
  3. Razorhog thread starter macrumors 65816

    Razorhog

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    Thanks for that link. I'm leaning towards a clean install and just copying data.
     
  4. John T macrumors 68020

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    As MacDawg says, Migration Assistant on a clean instal is far superior because, apart from files, it transfers all your settings.
     

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