how do i transfer my old macbook pros data to the new one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by negroswamy, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. negroswamy macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2014
    i guess i cant use the thunderbolt 2 wire...i dont have a usb 3.0 male to male...i DO have a hub that i can use on the new macbook pro but i dont know if i have a wire that would fit the both macs at the same time that transfers data...?

    do i go thru migration assistant or is there some other way?

    airdrop would take forever...anyone have any ideas?

    thanks in advance.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Do you have a Time Machine backup to an external USB drive? You could use an adaptor on the cable then attach that to the new MacBook and use the TM backup as the source to import during the setup assistant process.

    I'm assuming here you are getting a new MBP with the TouchBar.
  3. negroswamy thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2014
    ya but the disk is too full to do a complete backup of my source i was looking for more of a direct old --> new mac solution but thank you

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