New Macintosh with diferent OS X, how to transfer files/apps?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by LeandrodaFL, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Im currently at Snow Leopard. If I buy a new Mac, installed with Mountain Lion, how do I pass my files to my new Mac? Can it be done flawlessly with Time Machine?

    I do have:
    -Time Machine Backup
    -a 2nd external HDD with copies of ALL my files (pics, movies, documents, etc..)

    I supose I could simply install the apps from scratch, and copy my files using an external HDD. But several apps I have are not the latest version of the app, for example, Skype and OpenOffice, wich I stoped updating because I disliked the new UI (in similar way to whats happening to iTunes 11)

    I would like to get these. Is it possible to transfer my "computer" from a Time Machine backup? How will the apps clash with Mountain Lion, since they are Snow Leopard?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You could use Setup / Migration Assistant to transfer applications, settings and documents from the TM HDD or from the older Mac.

    Migration Assistant / Setup Assistant information:
    I do not know about compatibility issues with your stated apps, maybe do a search with the version number of your apps, like "skype 4.5 compatible mountain lion" or something like that.

    There is also a thread or probably more about applications and their compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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