Mac Mini :: Migration Assistant To Transfer The Programs To My IMac Without Losing Data On IMac

Sep 11, 2008

The Mini Has Some Great Software On it, Could i Use Migration Assistant To Transfer The Programs To My iMac Without Losing My Data On My iMac? Or is There Any Other Way?

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OS X :: New IMac - Migration Assistant Vs Manual Transfer

Feb 11, 2010

Eagerly awaiting my ship date for a new iMac (having been burned by two models with screen problems at the end of last year... another story). But I face three choices when it arrives to replace my trusty MB.

1. Use Migration Assistant to bring over apps, files, my library or everything.
2. Restore from my most recent Time Machine backup.
3. Manually re-install my apps and simply move across my files and folders.

Does anyone know whether there's any benefit to the "cleaner" option 3? Is there any difference between 1 and 2? I feel instinctively that my prinstine Snow Leopard-powered iMac would be better off for the minimalist option, but if there are no concrete advantages, I'll let Time Machine take the strain.

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IMac (Intel) :: Transferred About 400 Gigs Of Data Using Migration Assistant But It Doesn't Show On Finder

Dec 10, 2014

I transferred about 400 gigs of data from my MacBook Pro to my new iMac using Migration Assistant, but can't find any of my data on Finder. I'm thinking that the data got transferred but not cataloged. Finder shows about 400 gigs of my hard drive being used, but the files it shows don't come anywhere close to 400 gigs. How can I find out what is really on the hard drive and how can I access my MacBook files I transferred?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant Taking FOREVER To Transfer Data

May 17, 2012

Today I started a brand new MacBook Pro for the first time and followed the on-screen prompts to transfer data from an older Mac (MBP 2.16GHz Core2Duo running 10.6.8) via firewire. The procedure was different from the one I am accustomed to, which involves starting the old machine in target disc mode. This time, I was instructed to open Migration Assistant on the old MBP and select "from this Mac". This I did, whereupon it appeared that Migration Assistant on the new MBP established a connection with the old MBP, which was already connected to the new MBP with a Firewire cable. But once the transfer started, it progressed at a snail's pace. It started almost 5 hours ago and will very likely continue all night long. It occurred to me that the transfer is proceeding as though it were taking place over wi-fi.

Is it possible that OS X Lion took it upon itself to connect with the old MBP over wi-fi even though the two machines were wired together via Firewire? I do not recall having any opportunity to explicitly select Firewire as the transfer mode.

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OS X V10.4 :: Transferring Data With Setup Assistant / Migration Assistant FAQ?

Apr 26, 2012

I set up my new air and now want to transfer my info from my macbook pro and I seem to have missed the boat and want to go back and do it . the computers are in different names with diff. passwords.

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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PowerPC :: How To Transfer The Data From The IMac HDD To Intel Mini

Aug 31, 2006

I have an old Summer 2000 iMac DV SE running Tiger. Recently when I powered up the machine I saw the display flicker a bit then went dead. I also began to smell something burning from the rear ventilation ports. Now when I press the power button, it lights up for a brief moment then the burning smell returns.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Transfer Two User Accounts And Their Data From Old IMac 21" To A New A Mac-mini?

Jul 3, 2012

I want to transfer two user accounts and their data from my old iMac 21" to a new a Mac-mini. What's next after i connect my firewire 400 cable?

Info:
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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IMac :: Use Migration Assistant With Time Machine?

Sep 3, 2010

I have a new imac and had parallels windows 7 preinstalled. If I use Migration Assistant with time machine to move all my stuff from old macbook to new imac, will the preintalled parallels be erased.

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OS X :: Migration Assistant - How To Find Files On Imac

Jan 17, 2010

have used migration assistant to transfer music and photo files from my mbp to imac - used network not firewire - all seamed to work - said it was complete - now cannot seam to find the files on the imac - was i a bit too hopeful that they would just pop in to iphoto and itunes? could someone let me know where they will be?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: PC To IMac - Migration Assistant Set Up Another User

Mar 25, 2012

Set up my 21.5" iMac last night, set up a new user "Rory" - then downloaded Migration Assistant on my PC to transfer files, music, pics, docs and my iMac has created "Rory1" since I've discovered I should've transfered docs across BEFORE I set up an initial user! 

The only thing I'd set up on my original "Rory" mac account was downloading Flash Player and installing my email to 'Mail' - so I've hardly done a lot of configs. 

Can I just delete the original "Rory" profile and use the "Rory1" profile that the Mac set up? ( I realise the Mac has done this because my old Windows PC user name was obviously called "Rory" as well). 

Or, is it easier to try and get the files (transfered from the PC under 'Rory1') to the original Mac profile of "Rory". 

It's only 12 hours since I first went to set the my Mac up so as I said, I'm hardly in that much of a pickle yet - am I?! 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Migration Assistant Freezes - Transferring Files To New IMac

May 31, 2012

I'm transferring files from my MacBook Pro to the new iMac. I decide to use the Migration Assistant and proceed to connect both machines using the USB port. All looked nice in the beginning and the bar tab status started to fulfill indicate the advance and hours to finish. Since yesterday in both screens indicate "3 hours and 53 minutes remaining" and don't go forward. Looks like the process freeze.

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iMac, iOS 5.1.1

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OS X Mavericks :: New IMac Is Stuck On Grey Apple Screen After Restart From Migration Assistant

Sep 10, 2014

New iMac is stuck on grey apple screen after startup. It is a 3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5 running OS 10.9.4. The problem occurred after a migration from my older 2009 iMac which is running Snow Leopard 10.6.6. When the restart occurred from Migration Assistant, the new computer will not boot up to the login screen. Disk utility did not solve problem.

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iMac (27-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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IMac (Intel) :: Migration Assistant Doesn't Recognize Time Machine On External HDD

Sep 1, 2014

Using Migration Assistant, I'm trying to transfer back-up files (whole system) from my Western Digital, External HDD to a new-to-me iMac which I've just purchased used. The External HDD has all my files (hopefully!) from my recently stolen iMac. As you can imagine, the circumstances are a bit unexpected and unsettling.

I've followed Apple's instructions for using MA with an external drive, but get hung up like others before me when it comes time for my new (used) computer to locate the disc from which to transfer the files. I've read the replies to others who have posted with similar difficulties using Snow Leopard, but resolving the issue seems to be just out of reach.  

Original computer is now unavailable (stolen); it last ran on Snow Leopard, 10.6.3 to 6.8.New computer is used, and also runs on 10.6.8.Both computers are iMac 2009, tho slightly different versions, if that has any bearing on things.I created a temporary account on my new-to-me computer to make the data transfer, so that there wouldn't be an accounts conflict, as others have suggested.Western Digital External HDD, "My Book, Studio Edition," 1TB. I'm using the FireWire 800 port on the iMac. If I need to erase the hard drive on my "new" computer, I'll need a little instruction and hand-holding on that one. 

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iMac (24-inch Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Migration Assistant Transfer Files?

Apr 8, 2009

If i have 2 macbooks and want to copy one itunes library and iphoto library to the other macbook do i just use migration assistant (or whatever its called).. I want to just COPY not transfer and erase off the old one.. So i want to be bale to transfer it but still be able to play music on the old computer.. so i guess what im getting at is when using migration assistant does it transfer the files, or just copy and transfer?

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OS X :: Using Migration Assistant - Transfer Applications

Apr 9, 2009

I'm trying to transfer my applications, along with my music, to my macbook. I have my iMac backed up via time machine on an external drive. I hooked up my macbook to the external and ran migration assistant. I tried to transfer the applications, but it said - "create a new acct..existing user account is the same"

naturally, i use the same name for both my imac and macbook. so i changed the user name and account to my imac and my imac. so what is going to happen if i transfer this? does it create a new user account on my macbook with these programs or what? i dont understand what the issue with accounts is with migration assistant, seems like it would be easy if i could just transfer photo folder, etc without having to create different name. also when i transfer applications does it transfer all the info, preferences, etc?

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OS X :: Using Migration Assistant To Transfer Files From Another Mac

May 30, 2009

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.

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OS X :: Does Migration Assistant Transfer Applications

Jul 10, 2009

Ok so in the future I plan to upgrade my Mac Mini to an SSD. I have two questions.

1. Can I take out my stock hard drive and place it in a Firewire 800 enclosure and use Migration Assistant?
2. Does Migration Assistant transfer my Applications?

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OS X :: Possible Migration Assistant Errors And File Transfer

Dec 18, 2010

I have a G4 1.25 Ghz MDD desktop unit and have just purchased a 2010 Mac Pro. I have my Mac Pro all set up with the new software. I wanted to move documents to the Pro from the G4 using migration assistant. I made the necessary selections and deselections to copy documents, but not copy applications. I did not choose to copy users or settings. What I got was a copying of the applications [why, I don't know, since I did not request that], but not of the documents. I since have learned I needed to copy users, too, in order to get documents. I have an idea that I have some problems now because of the G4 software being on the Pro. Word, for example, saves very slowly; the saving is marked by prolonged spinning of the colored pizza of death. This machine has 12 Gb or RAM, so it is not a RAM issue.

I debate on trying to strip all the old mac's software out, but might miss something, or might remove something I don't want to remove. So, I consider just erasing the drive, reinstalling the OS, and reinstalling all my new software. Then, perhaps, moving documents in some more manual way. Can you connect two macs with ethernet or firewire and simply drag files between two finder windows? Rather than this migration assistant which seems to be able to cause problems? I do have two other internal drives, so I could build a new boot drive with new software as an alternative. The Mac Pro came with only two DVD's of software. Are those enough for a new install?

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OS X :: Migration Assistant Failed To Transfer Some Files

Dec 29, 2010

After running Migration Assistant from my 2006 Macbook to my shiny new Macbook Pro, the program told me 'Some files from "TrajanPro-Bold.otf" could not be transferred.'

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MacBook Pro :: Migration Assistant Allow Selective Transfer?

Mar 24, 2010

I'm buying a new 13" MBP in the next couple days, and I'd like to transfer some applications and files from my current MBP but not the entire hard drive contents. I've got a lot of junk on my current laptop and would like to start with a semi-fresh machine. Does Migration Assistant allow you to pick/choose what you want to transfer onto the new machine? Alternatively, could I just drag/drop files from a TM or SuperDuper backup on an external drive (for instance, will MS Office work on the new machine after this process)?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Use Migration Assistant To Transfer Files From Another?

Apr 22, 2012

I have tried to transfer my file from my old MacBook Pro on to my iMac using firewire. Did not managed to transfer everything across such as contacts and all my other important files. However, all the applications were transferred.

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iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Use Migration Assistant To Transfer Files From Another Mac

May 25, 2012

I have a mac pro 10.6.8 and need to migrate everything to the imac with OS lion. I see articles for migration form 10.6 to OS lion but not 10.6.8.

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Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Use Migration Assistant To Transfer Files From Another Mac?

Jun 6, 2012

I have tried using the migration assistant. It will not go beyond my selecting a migration method - From another Mac. Nor am I able to use the system preferences file sharing options outlined on apple support. I am not permitted to select the internet sharing as instructed in step 3 (in issues with migration section)... so cannot proceed from there. Using the target option to transfer files isn't working either.

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iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Transfer Emails With Migration Assistant?

Jun 14, 2012

My boss asked me to transfer all his old email from old macpro to his new one. Do i have to set up his email account on iMal first before i transfer them with migration assistant? Or will that set up autmatically while transfering?

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MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant To Transfer Files From Another Mac?

Jun 18, 2012

When I installed Lion to my current macbook pro I didn't relise there was a new timevault. I am unable to disable the legacy version as more disc space than I have available is required.Will I be able to start fresh WITHOUT timevault when I migrate to my new Air? Or will the legacy timevault transfer.

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MacBook Pro :: Migration Assistant Did Not Transfer Files From PC To It?

Jun 24, 2012

When i used the migration assistant to transfer my files from my pc to mac, it seems i could not find any of my files. it said it transferred successfully, but nothing shows up on my mac. I did it twice? what else do i need to do?

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MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Use 'migration Assistant' To Migrate Data Form Old MBP To New MBP

Apr 14, 2012

I tried to use the "migration assistant" to migrate data form my old MBP to my new MBP. Both with Lion.it just clonated the old MBP into the new one (the main user), wich replaced some new apps (ilife, and others) with the old vervions tha were im the old MBP.I tried to erase the Macintosh HD, reinstall Lion from scratch but it happened again. What am I loosing during the process?

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MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Air :: What Happens To Data If Migration Assistant Stops Working

Sep 5, 2014

I was in the middle of migrating my data from my pc to my mac (refurbished) and it stopped at about 3/4ths of the way. I want to know if any of the data was actually put on the mac or if it's an all or nothing transfer.

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.0.x)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Transfer Using Migration Assistant From Windows XP To It?

Mar 21, 2012

Is it possible to transfer using Migration Assistant from Windows XP to Snow Leopard?I'm thinking its mac - mac only with SL?

Info:17" iMac G4, 24" iMac G5, 2 iPads, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Chairman of FAMUS 2 tattoo's

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Used Migration Assistant And Office For Mac Didn't Transfer

Apr 3, 2012

I bought a new MacBook Pro and used Migration Assistant.  Went to open Word on my new computer and my old license/information did not transfer.  This hasn't happened before.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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