Setting up the new 12" macbook - file transfers from old machine?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tsg20, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. tsg20 macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2007
    In the past whenever I've got a new laptop, I've connected it to the previous one via ethernet (lately via thunderbolt to ethernet adapters), as wifi file transfer is comparatively very slow. I'm planning on getting a new macbook around launch time - is there going to be anything more sensible than getting a USB C to USB adapter with it, plugging that into a USB to ethernet adapter (which I already have), and using that to do the transfer?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Your options are limited wifi, dongle and ethernet or dongle and usb.
  3. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Depending on how much data you have, use a cloud storage provider. Dropbox is best as it does LAN sync.

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