Interrupting Migration Assistant

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Oldmanmac, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2012
    Is there a way to interrupt Migration Assistant? Either the Mac has started and gone start to a 'Starting Up' screen or it has booted, then gone to a black screen with a small, round white circle rotating.

    My best response has been unplugging the ext. FW drive I am trying to migrate. The FW port is taking a beating!

  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    The best advice would be to let it complete the job. Removing the drive could corrupt your data.

    Is it that it appears to be finished but isn't progressing?
  3. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2012
    It seems to be starting up and staying there. Making no progress. Even leaving on over night. Something has got to be wrong.
  4. vkd macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2012
    My own experience (5 separate attempts on various builds from Leopard - Mavericks) is that it does not work. I have never been able to successfully complete a data migration, neither on a new installation nor an upgrade.
  5. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2012
    So vkd,
    CCC is not not always an option. What do you do?

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