Can I still migrate files from old MBP to new one after few months of use?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, I have a 3-year old MBP running snow leopard. About half a year ago, I bought a rMBP running Mountain Lion. At that time, I did not migrate. Now, I feel the inconvenience of not having all the files in my newer computer. Is it still possible to migrate the files from the old MBP to the new one? Will I mess up the system of the newer computer? What will happen if both computers have files of the same names? Thanks.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    In a case such as yours, it would seem that a "manual migration" might work best -- particularly if you have files with the "same names" on both the newer and older Macs.

    It will involve a little more time and effort, but less chance that something important may get over-written...
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Do you mean that if I do the auto migration, even when there are files of the same name but different time stamp, the system will replace the files without giving me a list of options to select?

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