How to migrate old mbp to new - pls help, I tried the standard work

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gxgn, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. gxgn macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011
    Hi, could someone advice how I can transfer/migrate an an old 2008 mbp, 10.5.8 to a early 2013 mbp running Maverick?

    I bought a thunderbolt to ethernet adapter, tried everything, connect directly, put the old one in target mode, nothing. i also tried to link them indirectly using a router...nothing. I turned off wireless, used the same mask, changed ip to be close to one another. I googled and tried most of the solutions suggested on the net but in vain, the new computer doesn't see the old one. The old one does see the share drive on the new one and can access it read/write.

    Does anyone else have a suggestion? Other than trying external drives, time machine.

  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    Migration Assistant?
    PS can you ping one machine from the other?
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Make a Time Machine backup of the old computer, allow new computer to migrate from it. Sorry but an external drive is pretty handy, and if you're not making backups then your data can't be that important.

    If it's not much data try syncing it to DropBox or Skydrive.

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