How does migrate work?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by California King, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    I'm planning on getting a iMac soon and was wondering if I should use Migrate to move my stuff over from my current Macbook, or would it be easier to just move all my stuff over to an external HDD and then transfer it over to the new Mac?

    Here's all I want to transfer over to the new Mac:
    -Firefox bookmarks
    -School documents (PDFs, docs, excel, etc)
    -Music, Movies, Pictures (all DRM free)

    I saw Migrate when I did a clean install of Leopard, but didn't really know much about it to use it.
  2. RED™ macrumors regular


    Nov 18, 2008
    Near German Black Forest
    About how much GB are we talking? If it's not much, then transfer them via HDD and you're good to go.

    If it's more than, say, 30-40 GB then use Migration Assistant. It's very handy and you'll find everything like you left it on your previous machine.
  3. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2007
    I did it last night when upgrading everything went fine except I was stupid enough to wait until after install which entails making a new account logging into it then migrating your user/applications with the Migration Assistant. Do it smart if your going to take the first chance offered during install and make sure all your apps are up to date first.

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