Migration Assistant - basic quaestion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nealeholl, May 10, 2011.

  1. nealeholl macrumors member

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    So...I have an iMac which works fine and I use (and will continue to use) it for everything. Just getting a new MacBook Pro, and I know that it will ask if i want to migrate all my stuff over from the iMac.

    Is this process completely non destructive? That is to say, can I end up with exactly the same programs and data on both PCs? I always thought that there was no such thing as a free lunch, and that maybe there would be licensing issues with software or something??

    On a related note, is there a simple way that I can then keep data (e.g. photos. music etc) synchronised between the two computers so if I work on a photo in Aperture, say, that it can update the Aperture library on the iMac.

    Basic newbie questions I'm afraid!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't know about "completely non destructive", but most things transfer over without an issue.

    Not without some kind of cloud or network storage device/service.
     

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