Need help with the exchange of all data between two laptops

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LemonySherbet, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. LemonySherbet macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2013

    I am planning to switch laptops with another person. My laptop being an early 2011 macbook pro that came shipped with snow leopard but which was eligible for the free lion upgrade (which I upgraded to) and the other person's being a mid-2012 model with mountain lion.

    I want to transfer my data to the next laptop and transfer the second's person's data to my laptop so I have already made backups of both laptops using Time Machine. I want to then format both laptops and load my data on her laptop and load her data on my laptop.

    So the whole problem now comes here. I have read that the OS is also erased from the laptops so I wanted to know if I could download the mountain lion for the second person's laptop even though I have no hardcopy or softcopy of the OS and whether I could download lion on my laptop even though it came shipped with snow leopard.

    I know this post was too long and somewhat complicated so I am ready to explain further if required. Any answers and suggestions are welcomed. :)
  2. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    As far as sync to identical twins will be challenging.
    This may work yet a violation of osx may be there.
    Get hold of an external drive clone your 2012 to the external drive, then swipe the drives with 2011 mbp. At this point 2011 is same as 2012.
    what is in the data ? you could set up icloud to get some common features in for
    both mbp.
    Others may have better opinions.

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