OLD MBP Has Yosemite NEW MBP Has Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by markgpearse, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. markgpearse macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2010
    When the Yosemite public Beta was released I migrated my current MBP from Mavericks to Yosemite... the whole thing. I know, I know, I wasn't supposed to do that. In fact, I have had no issues. All my apps work, including, Quicken, Office, Adobe, etc. Since installing Yosemite, I have continued to backup to Time Capsule.

    On Friday, I will receive my new MBP (I couldn't wait for the new chips supposedly coming out in 2015.) Of course it will come with Mavericks. I will not migrate my new MBP to Yosemite. I will wait until the official release.

    The question I have is will I be able to restore my photos and music from my most recent Time Capsule backup done with my Yosemite MBP to my new Mavericks MBP?

    Any thoughts?
  2. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    Yes you can, you just have to do it individually. Just select your music/pictures folder and copy that over to the new machine.

    You might have to delete the newer iTunes Library file that's in ~/Music/iTunes/iTunesLibrary.itl because that won't work with iTunes 11.
  3. asriznet macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2013
    I believe you can run migration assistant to restore your data onto your new Macbook Pro.

    This will not restore the OS so that means you will still maintain OS X Mavericks on the new Macbook Pro.

    refer to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5872 for instructions.

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