Selective Migration to new MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RYANL27, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. RYANL27 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2009
    I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but I've been unsuccessful using the search function to find my answer. I'm buying a new 13" MBP in the next couple days, and I'd like to transfer some applications and files from my current MBP but not the entire hard drive contents. I've got a lot of junk on my current laptop and would like to start with a semi-fresh machine.

    Does Migration Assistant allow you to pick/choose what you want to transfer onto the new machine? Alternatively, could I just drag/drop files from a TM or SuperDuper backup on an external drive (for instance, will MS Office work on the new machine after this process)?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. dausone macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2005
    It is selective in a general sense, meaning you can't be picky about individual files and programs. Just copy everything over and delete once it is copied. Thats the safest bet anyway.

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