Revived iMac: Now I need my files!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DutchApples, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. DutchApples macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2011
    Last week, my iMac would not turn on. After doing some research I found out it was due to the power supply going bad. I ordered replacement parts and figured, why I'm in there, why not put in a bigger hard drive.

    I have successfully got my iMac working again with a complete reinstall but now I need to transfer my old HD files to the new one. The old internal mac HD is in an enclosure and that is working fine.

    What is the best way to do this? I need all user settings and everything. Thanks in advance.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Connect your external drive to your iMac, start up from it be pressing the Option at boot and selecting it, then use CarbonCopyCloner to clone your drive. Note: you may need to properly format the new internal drive before it can be cloned to.
  3. 808? macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Utilities > Migration Assistant

    Have you installed an OS on your new internal hard drive?
  4. DutchApples thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2011

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