Migration Assistant

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Over Achiever, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    I have a macbook air that was damaged but was able to recover the HD. I put it in an external drive, verified it works fine. Tried using migration assistant to recover on my macbook core duo (black) and I get the error message:

    One problem: I can't put OS X.7 on my Macbook as Core Duo isn't supported. Is there any way around this? Any other way to recover my files and my applications?

  2. heyloo macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2006
    Ouch, I think I got that message before myself. Fortunately I believe it was between Leopard and Snow Leopard so I just updated my MacBook (or was it Mac Mini) to Snow Leopard and got it over with...

    I had the 2006 Blackbook that Lion couldn't be installed on...ugh what a pain.

    Anyway, I wonder if this would help http://lowendmac.com/ed/rosen/09ar/manual-os-x-migration.html

    It's slightly dated but I wonder if you could pull at least most of the data off the hard drive with this method. As far as the Migration Assistant goes, it does seem like it doesn't offer backward compatibility. Also obviously note that the system files/settings/preferences may be different between Snow Leopard and Lion.

    Good luck!

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