Copying old data from old to new?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by StuMcBill, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. StuMcBill macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland

    I've got a 2012 Retina MBP 15" (Macbook Pro 10,1), which I am thinking about selling and getting a new 13" TouchBar MacBook Pro.

    I would like to start my new MacBook fresh, only installing what I need, when I need it. However, I was planning on keeping a full, bootable backup of my current MBP by using SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner.

    I know I could plug in an external hard drive and boot into my backup at anytime, but I was wondering, is there anyway to copy files between the backup and the new machine? Could I plug the Hard Drive into my new machine, mount the backup and copy files off it?

    Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Yes, you can do that. I plan on doing something similar.

    It doesn't even have to be a clone--you can do the same with a Time Machine backup.

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