Cloning Desktop from MBP to rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dukey, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Dukey macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2011

    I recently just purchased a 15" MBPr and I want to clone my 15" MBP's desktop to it. I know it's better to start fresh but my MBP is only a couple of months old and I have a lot of files there. From my research some suggested using Carbon Copy Cloner but some say the retina doesn't support CCC... i was wonder if anyone had any experience with this and could suggest the best option. Thanks
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Create a Time Machine copy of the classic MBP then just restore the Time Machine into the new rMB. It'll take some time, but you'll get a complete duplicate of what you had before.
  3. Dukey thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2011
    Awesome thanks! lol didn't know why I didn't think of this before. Anything funky I should watch out for on the retina? I literally just got it.
  4. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    You can also have the Genius Bar make a direct transfer cable via Thunderbolt cable, if your old computer is so equipped.

    You could of course do this yourself but why buy a Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable to use once? :)

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