Transfer All Files to New Computer, w/o computer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sammyman, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    Is there a way to transfer all of my programs etc to a new computer without a new computer?

    I want to sell my computer now, and pick up a new one in a month or so. I can burn stuff to DVD's but, I am not sure if there is an easy way to transfer files and settings to dvd's, etc.

    I do have 1 250GB external hard drive, but it is well loaded with stuff. DVD's would be better.

  2. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    I would think the simplest thing to do would be to backup things you want to keep to your HDD, with some free software you can find on the web, then when you get a new computer, add that software and restore from the backup.

    This would also work with DVD's I'd imagine, but an HDD is always going to be easier.
  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    Okay, I think I can do the HDD. But, what is the software? Could you point me in the right direction please?
  4. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2001
    Philadelphia, PA
    Carbon Copy Cloner is great for this sort of thing, although I haven't seen any updates for it in a while other than the 3.0 beta.

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