Migration assistant help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macsar, May 10, 2010.

  1. macsar macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    I'm a newbie in mac, I used to have macbook white now I ordered MBP
    I'm concerned in transferring my data to the new machine
    can o set the migration assistant to transfer specific documents e.g only mail accounts and iphoto library without other clutters I have on my old machine??

    second question is does migration assistant delete the files from my old machine??

  2. Jimmi1321 macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2010
    I don't remember the option you have during the migration (made last a long time ago)

    but don't worry it won't harm your data on the macbook in anyway. (uhm horrible english i think, sorry not my mother language...)
  3. macsar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Thank you

    thank you really appreciate your help
  4. Carlos E macrumors 6502

    Carlos E

    Jun 30, 2007
    Boot your older computer in target disk mode. Connect it to the MacBook pro. Right out of the box the new machine gives you an option to run migration assistant. It will ask which user accounts to transfer, then it will give you an option to transfer documents, applications and network settings. You click a check box which you want to transfer.

    Migration does not delete the files from the old machine. It copies them.

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