Using Migration Assistant to transfer files from another Mac

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  1. montycat macrumors 6502

    montycat

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    I will be buying a new White MacBook soon. I want to share files between the new MacBook and my iMac (first gen. aluminum).
    Will the files I transfer from my iMac stay on my iMac once I transfer them? Migration Assistant seems to be the easiest way to transfer files from one Mac to another Mac from what I read from searching this forum. Also, I read in some threads that transfered files are sometimes hard to find on the new computer. MC
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Yes, they will remain on the computer you are migrating from
    I have not had any problems locating files from migration

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    It's won't erase anything on your iMac. If you want to be sure, you can always plug an external hard drive into the iMac and make a backup in Time Machine, and just restore all your data from that. :)
     
  4. montycat thread starter macrumors 6502

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