Getting new mac, what's the best strategy to migrate?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Europe calling, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Europe calling macrumors regular

    Europe calling

    Jun 27, 2007
    The Netherlands
    My Mac Pro is going to be replaced by a Macbook Pro and i need to migrate my stuff to the laptop. The Mac Pro runs 10.5.5, and there is a preinstalled system (same) on the laptop.

    What is the best way to go about it? Should i use the migration assistant, or just clone the drive with CCC or SuperDuper?

    I have a lot of stuff on my drive, not necessarily in the same place that Apple would place them by default. Will using migration assistant be a wise decision.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I would suggest a combination approach, since it sounds like you have an unusual configuration that Migration Assistant may only partially handle.

    Use Migration Assistant to migrate the simple stuff, and the cloning method to migrate everything else - you definitely shouldn't try to restore the clone onto the MBP, but it's perfectly safe to find the files you need on the clone and copy them over manually.

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