How to change drives without backing up?

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  1. bender o macrumors 6502

    bender o

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    Hi guys, I've searched for this but I can't seem to find an exact answer to my question, I know there are a lot of options to backup your drive on snow leopard but I want to do something else. I bought a new 500Gb HDD for my macbook pro which I want to use with Snow Leopard and also a partition for Lion, what I wanted to know is if there was a way to transfer my old files "automatically" from my old hard drive if I connect it with a USB enclosure :)

    Thanks :D
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Use CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper to make a 1:1 copy, or Migration or Setup Assistant to transfer the data you want upon first startup of the newly installed OS.


    Other than that, I don't now of any automagic way. YOu need to lay hands on the process of transferring data yourself.

    If you are still not sure: MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD
     
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000

    w00t951

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    I have a similar problem. I bought one of the new Macbook Pros, and I need to transfer my data. The problem is that Time Machine and other backup programs seem to make a copy of your entire HDD. I didn't want 3 years of crap coming with my new computer, so I just painstakingly made a copy of each file inside a new folder.
     
  4. bender o thread starter macrumors 6502

    bender o

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    Great thanks to you all :D man I love this forum :D
     

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