Newer Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by oldhifi, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. oldhifi macrumors 65816

    oldhifi

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    I just purchased my Newer Mac Mini and what is this best way to transfer programs? Should I just backup from Time Machine? Will my emails be there too?
     
  2. opinio macrumors 65816

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    Restoring from the TM is the easiest way. Boot into the TM drive and install from there. Everything should be the same, although you may have to draw a few things down from the internet and there is also some indexing under spotlight and dropbox etc.
     
  3. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. blanka macrumors 68000

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    I would choose the migration assistant over a direct ethernet cable. Time machine over USB2 is horribly slow.
     
  5. oldhifi, Dec 20, 2013
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    oldhifi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes it took over 3 + hours, but was done when I got up this morning.
     

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