copying the macHD files

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cruisechin, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. cruisechin macrumors newbie

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    hi,

    got couple questions

    I just bought a brand new macbook pro 13 inch and i want to copy all my files from my old macbook pro.

    i currently have my old macHD in a enclosure

    should i just copy and replace the files in the new macHD for example (applications , library , system , users) ?

    or is there a special way i have to do it. i want all my files exactly how it was before on my old macHD.

    plz help
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. cruisechin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea the os is on the new hd i just want back all my apps and files.
     
  4. jamojamo macrumors 6502

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    It looks from your post that you bought a new Macbook Pro and not just a new Hard drive so all you'd really need to do is to connect the external then use Migration Assistant to copy the files over to your new Macbook Pro.
     
  5. cruisechin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    migration assistant it won't allow me to copy the files via the enclosure
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    What does MA say? Or does it not even recognise the external HDD?
    Have you deleted some folders from the external HDD?

    If MA does not work, you need to copy by hand.
    What exactly, and please be precise, do you want to copy?


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  7. cruisechin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    would it work if i do this

    OLD HD

    (APPLICATION , LIBRARY , SYSTEM , USERS) COPY ALL OF THESE FILES

    THEN

    PASTE AND REPLACE IN NEW MACBOOK

    (APPLICATION , LIBRARY , SYSTEM , USERS)
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    NO.
    Again:
    Use CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper to make a 1:1 copy.
     

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