Bought an iMac, what is the easiest way to transfer everything over?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kkar, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. kkar macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
    I bought an iMac and I have a laptop, how can I transfer everything over without reinstalling everything? I don't have a time machine device. The iMac has an 256GB SSD and my MBP has a 240GB SSD, is there some kind of cloud service that I can upload all my files to and then download it to the 256GB SSD in the iMac?

    Or will I have to reinstall everything again on the iMac?
  2. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    Migration Assistant should be able to handle all of that for you. The source must either be a TM Backup, another Mac, or a Windows box running Windows XP SP2 or newer. From there, you're good.

    Start that, bake sure both your iMac and laptop are on the network, and you're good.


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