New Mac! Transferring

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by silentscreams22, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. silentscreams22 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2008
    So I just bought a new MBP! I was wondering if there is a way to transfer my safari favorites list to the new computer?
  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    Doesn't Safari store them online in iCloud if you enable it?
  3. silentscreams22 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2008
    I'm not sure that's what I wanted to know. I plan to wipe this computer so I didn't know once I do if all of the stuff would also delete from iCloud?
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Will not the "setup assistant" do this for you, if you choose to bring over your accounts from the old Mac to the new one?
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Go to this menu and it will export your bookmarks to a HTML file that you can email or copy to the new Mac. Then in that same menu import the file on the new Mac.

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  6. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    If it is synced to iCloud, they will be synced across all devices if I'm not wrong. Erasing the computer (reinstalling the system) will simply erase the local bookmarks and access to your iCloud account, so all of your bookmarks will be there, unless you manually erase them all from your computer, which you shouldn't do in the first place.
  7. hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2015
    on the land line mr. smith.
    Migration Assistant will move everything.

    ...Just be sure there is not a new account on the new machine that has the exact same name as the account you want to move on the old one.

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