What's the best way to move all my stuff from one mac to another

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jhatter, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. jhatter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2011

    I have a PowerBook G4 which has all my work/music/pictures/email onit. I have just bought a MacBook Pro and want to transfer everything over to this so that it is my primary work station. The PB will become obsolete once this is done.

    In addition, I have everything backed up by Time Machine to an external hard drive.

    So what's the best way to move all my stuff please?

    Thanks in anticipation of your replies!
  2. Daffodil macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    In a sunny state of mind
    Use your time machine backup with Migration Assistant (in Applications/Utilities) - this is easily the most hassle-free way.

    See here for more details: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4413
  3. jackhdev macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    It's best to use Migration Assistant. However, Migration Assistant wants you to move everything over FireWire 800, and I'm not sure if the Power Book has this port. If not, just back up your Power Book to your Time Capsule on more time to make sure that all of the information is up to date, and then restore your new MacBook Pro from that backup and everything will be transferred wirelessly or over Ethernet (your choice).
  4. jhatter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2011
    Thanks for your replies - I'll do one more back up with Time machine and give it a go!

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