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

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Zenor, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Zenor macrumors member

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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!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #2
    Yea, it'll work. You can use Migration Assistant to transfer all your files and settings if you want so.
     
  3. Zenor thread starter macrumors member

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  4. pb1300 macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  5. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, just put the 20" in target disk mode by pressing and holding T after the boot tone.

    Cheers,
     

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