Migration Assistant - basic quaestion

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

  1. nealeholl macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2009
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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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