How to transfer things to a new iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMas70, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. iMas70 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to move all of my photos, documents and some apps from my Mac Mini to my 5K iMac when I get it. I've never done anything like this before so it's all new to me. I also have a Time Capsule if that matters.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Virinprew macrumors 6502

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    When you set up a new Mac, there will be options to migrate from time capsule or old Mac. Just follow the instruction and you'll be fine.
     
  3. dangerfish macrumors 6502

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    As stated above. It couldn't be any easier. The transfer may take a while if you have a lot of data.
     
  4. merkinmuffley macrumors 6502a

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    Don't do what I did...use the migration tool or time machine.
     
  5. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The Migration tool works great but doing it with an Ethernet cable takes a little longer than forever! I ended up buying a Thunderbolt cable and stopping the first transfer after 6 hours. It still had a long way to go. I just started with the new cable. Hopefully it will be done a lot sooner. Total data transfer is 899GB.
     

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