[HELP] How to migrate from MBP HD to new iMac?

Zenor

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Sep 7, 2008
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Hello everyone,

I am sorry if this has been posted before.
I have a 2.5'' hard drive that was used on my Macbook pro, and I have installed Snow leopard with all my content there.

If I buy a new iMac and connect the 2.5" hard disk as external hard drive(via sata connection) will I be able to migrate my files completely?
I don't mind about the OS, but will I be able to read the external drive and pick up my documents?(in windows, it doesn't work since it's a Journal formatted HD)

Thanks in advance!
 

Hellhammer

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Dec 10, 2008
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Yea, it'll work. You can use Migration Assistant to transfer all your files and settings if you want so.
 

pb1300

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Similar question...I am going from an 06 20" iMac to a 27 incher. Is all I have to do is connect both with a firewire cable, and just use Migration assistant?
 

panzer06

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Sep 23, 2006
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Similar question...I am going from an 06 20" iMac to a 27 incher. Is all I have to do is connect both with a firewire cable, and just use Migration assistant?
Yes, just put the 20" in target disk mode by pressing and holding T after the boot tone.

Cheers,
 

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