Migration Assistant? Will it move everything?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MythicFrost, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    Hi,

    I'm running off of an external drive right now and want to switch back to using my internal drive (without re-installing), will Migration Assistant make that partition with a fresh copy of Snow Leopard installed exactly like the one I'm on now? Or will it just shift some files over? Can anyone explain a little more how it works? Thanks.
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    I've used migration assistant to go from one machine to another using firewire. The older machine was in target disk mode. Everything came over. I've used migration assistant to bring everything back from a Time Machine backup on a local firewire drive to the new 500GB drive I had just bought. Everything came back but there was a serious glitch with mail.app. I wound up deleting my mail and starting over. No biggie as everything was on the various servers and came back in a short period of time.
     
  3. codymac macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper will do it quicker and without having to bother with laying down the OS first.
     
  4. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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