Transfer data from Maverick to Lion

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by meddyliol, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. meddyliol macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2009
    Is it possible to wirelessly transfer data from an iMac with Maverick OS to a Macbook with Lion OS. The info I have found only seems to go from two 'same' OS's. Any help would be appreciated.


    Brian :confused:
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Yes, that is possible when both computers are the same wired or wireless network and file sharing is enabled in System Preferences > Sharing > File Sharing.
    When enabled, you see the other Mac in the Finder Sidebar and thus can log into that other Mac via that Mac's account credentials and share files back and forth.

    I recently did so on the same wired and wireless network between a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and a Mac running OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

    Sharing files between Macs is quite easy and does not need that much configuration compared to sharing files between Mac OS X and Windows.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Are you talking about using the Migration Assistant to transfer apps, data and settings like when setting up a new Mac? If that is what you are asking, no you cannot use Migration Assistant (wireless or otherwise) to move data from a newer OS version like Mavericks to an older OS version like Lion. You can do the reverse though.

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