Migration question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by McDLT, May 13, 2015.

  1. McDLT macrumors regular

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    I’m moving from a Mac pro to a macbook and I’m not sure how best to migrate. The desktop has the system and apps on one drive, the home folder on another. I would like the same setup on the notebook with the system and apps on the internal and the home folder on an external. Is there a simple way to do this? Also will my software licenses transfer over?

    Thanks!
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Apart from copying things over manually you'll not achieve what you want.-

    Software licenses can be iffy. If at all possible, uninstall and de-register the computer before the transfer.
     
  3. McDLT thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought that might be the case. Oh well.

    As far as the majority of my data, I'm sure copying will be a breeze, but how does it work with apple software that creates libraries, such as photos and iTunes? Would I just copy the libraries over before launching the applications and then point the applications to the correct locations?
     
  4. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Migrate the system drive to the new computer. Then log in and di whatever you do to point your home folder to a new external drive. Finally, with both externals connected, copy your home folder files to the new drive.

    Licensing will probably only be an issue with Adobe apps and Microsoft Office.
     

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