Copying "everything" to a new Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cez1, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. cez1 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Hi all,

    I just got a new macbook pro and would like to transfer all my files, email accounts, setting and programs from my old macbook pro. Is there an easy way to do this without having to reinstall all the programs, accounts, etc?
    Both are up to date and running the most current version of leopard.

    Any tips?
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Migration Assistant. You'll find it in your Utilities folder which is inside the applications folder.
  3. g4cubed macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2004
    Best way for sure.
  4. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    Setup Assistant (not quite the same as Migration Asst.). It asks you early in the initial stages of setting up your MBP if you want to transfer your information from another computer. Click yes and have a firewire cable handy.
  5. cez1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Thanks for the tips! Will both of these transfer my programs as well? For example, will Entourage + settings + emails transfer in one shot or will i have to reinstall and export settings and messages?
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    It will transfer all of your data, applications, data, pretty much everything except the OS.

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