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.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.0.x)

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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.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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PowerPC :: IBook To MacBook - FireWire TDM, Migration Assistant Not Working?

Aug 5, 2008

Here's what's happening: We can connect the iBook to the MacBook with a FireWire cable and boot the iBook into FireWire Target Disk Mode (TDM) successfully. The MacBook recognizes the iBook and mounts it as a drive on the desktop. When we try to launch Migration Assistant, it asks us where the old data is located. Specifying another Mac (which is the logical choice) causes it to beachball for about 10 minutes then tell us to connect the two computers with a FireWire cable and boot the other one into TDM, which we've already done. Choosing from a Time Machine backup or other disk causes it to display a blank window, as if it can't detect any other systems.

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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 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?

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

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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 V10.7 Lion :: Part Of Address Book Data Loss Using Migration Assistant

Jun 11, 2012

Used Migration Assistant to move everything from iMac 24" running OS 10.6 to new iMac 27" running OS 10.7.  Multiple data files didn't get transferred.  One was part of entrys in address book.  Is there anyway to manually transfer the data over?  Where are the data files located?

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Software :: Migration Assistant Not Working

Nov 4, 2009

My wife has a new MBP 13" and I'd like to transfer her data from our year old MBP 15" onto the new 'puter. I've tried following the steps outlined here: [URL]. But it never gets beyond Step 4 (where it's trying to see other Macs on the wireless network). We don't have the same revision of the OS (the 15" has 10.5.8 whereas the 13" is a brand-new Snow Leopard), so is this the problem for some reason?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Migration Assistant - Data/content Files Isn't Recognizing The Old, Original Contents?

Mar 13, 2012

I had an Imac running Snow Leopard... I mistakenly(?) thought i could change Permissions by selecting "Everyone" from the startup volume HD icon's Permissions panel and in turn, chose "Apply to All Enclosed Files and Folders" option thinking this would allow all other computers on a small office network to have total free and clear no-security-required, file-sharing read/write- access to this Imac's contents. After doing this and attempting reboot, I couldn't get access to the OS  at all even after i ran DiskWarrior and DiskUtilities, so, wound up doing Archive/Install - but used an OS 10.5 disk because i (mistakenly)thought that my 10.6 Snow Leopard disk was only an Updater.  So after installing 10.5 again I ran the OS 10.63 disk's installer, bringing the new System Folder up to Snow Leopard. I'm up and running - most system software updates downloaded/done.  Problem is now this --  stuff like:  Email Clients,  Itunes, Browsers, any Apps  that had associated data/content files isn't recognizing the old, original contents that belonged to them - instead, these apps all

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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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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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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MacBook Air :: Undo Migration With Migration Assistant?

Apr 9, 2012

I got a MacBook Air a few months ago and finally got around to migrating data from my MacBook Pro. I am seriously not happy with the results (all I really wanted was to move my iTunes and a limited few apps, and it seems that I got nothing that I wanted). I used a Time Machine backup from an external HD for the migration. Is there any way to undo the migration?

MacBook Air

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OS X Yosemite :: Why Setup Assistant And Migration Assistant Forcing To Copy Everything From Old Mac

Dec 2, 2014

I just bought a new Mac Mini (Late 2014, ships with Yosemite) to replace a defunct MacBook Pro (Late 2008, last ran 10.8.5).  I have a local administrative user account and some server and network data that I want to migrate from the latest Time Machine backup of the MacBook Pro to the Mini.  I don't want to copy anything else to the Mini.  Neither Setup Assistant nor Migration Assistant will let me deselect anything though.  All the check boxes are greyed out.  Clicking on them does not uncheck them.  This forces me to copy everything from the Time Machine backup to the Mini.  Then the Mini won't restart.   It won't even boot into safe mode.  It just gets stuck in a reboot-loop until I enter recovery mode, wipe the system drive, and reinstall Yosemite. 

Mac mini (Late 2014), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X :: Migration Assistant MacBook Pro To MacPro

Sep 29, 2009

Yesterday I did a migration assistant (MacBook Pro to MacPro)to get a music file from a friends computer and what i think happened is that I migrated his WHOLE system because now my hard drive has 4.3 GB left when before it was virtually empty because I use ext. hard drives. My question is WHERE are all these files because I dont see any new files (not even the music file that I intended on migrating) but my hard drive is filled up. And if possible, can I remove all the files at once since they all came at once?

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Migration Assistant From Previous MacBook Pro?

Feb 3, 2012

I used Migration Assistant to transfer my data from a MacBook Pro circa 2006 to a new 13" MacBook Pro, but I do not see any of the data that should have come (music, photos, fonts etc.)?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Product Key Migration Assistant

Feb 5, 2012

I purchased a new Macbook pro( OS Lion) and used migration assistant to migrate my files form (OS Snow Leopard) this worked really well. The only problem is that my office 2011 requires me to key in my product key again. I cant find the disk with the sleeve with the key number on it but the box says it covers two machines at home so I should have no problem. Does any one know how I can find my product key on my snow leopard Mac so I can use office 2011 on my new mac. 

IMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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MacBook Air :: Migration Assistant From PC Password?

Feb 19, 2012

I just used migration assistant to bring my data from my pc laptop to my new macbook air.  It brought it over, and deposited it under a new user id.  But I can't log in as that user because it says the password expired, and doesn't recognize the password I had on my pc (awful vista). When I try to change the password on system prefs, those usernames are greyed out and can't be changed. 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Migration Assistant - 2 Users?

Feb 22, 2012

I own an IMac with two users on it, mine and my partners. She recently got a new Macbook and wants to only transfer her user information using Migration Assistant. Is this possible or will it try and migrate both users over? 

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MacBook Pro :: Migration Assistant Freezes Up?

Apr 21, 2012

Migration assistant freezes up with about 2 mins left, will not reconnect to Mac. I have tried 2 times! I'm in the middle of the Inital setup with my MacBook pro.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Air :: Migration Assistant Not Finding Other Mac?

May 14, 2012

Running migration assistant via wifi on new Macbook Air with 10.7.4 is not finding other Mac from which I'd like to transfer account. 

I have checked wifi netowrks and all seems well. 

Would there be settings in System Preferencs>Sharing that I woudl need to change?

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MacBook Air :: How To Use Migration Assistant To Load New One

Jun 3, 2014

How do I use migration assistant to load my new Macbook Air?  Can this be done only wirelessly?

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Using Migration Assistant Without Screen Display

Dec 6, 2010

I just bought a new MacBook Pro because my other computer pretty much died, in that the screen can no longer be seen. The guy at the store told me it was probably a bad cable running from the computer to the monitor. Anyways, I am trying to get stuff off of my old computer with migration assistant. Right now, I cannot even see if my old computer is logged in, connected to the internet, or anything. In trying to using the network migration assistant, it prompts me to right in a set of numbers to connect with my old computer. How can I do that when I cannot see the screen? Would it work if I bought a cable to connect the two, therefore not requiring me to put in a password or numbers in my old computer?

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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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MacBook Pro :: Migration Assistant Delete Files?

May 10, 2010

I'm a newbie in mac, I used to have macbook white now I ordered MBPI'm concerned in transferring my data to the new machine can o set the migration assistant to transfer specific documents e.g only mail accounts and iphoto library without other clutters I have on my old machine??

second question is does migration assistant delete the files from my old machine??

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MacBook Air :: Migration Assistant Not Completing Over Wireless From PC

Feb 29, 2012

I have a new Macbook Air and am trying to complete the Migration Assistant from a Dell XPS PC (laptop). The process will begin just fine, but says it will take 9, then10, even up to 11 hrs., etc. then doesn't wind up working even after those time frames have passed.  

I have a very fast internet connection, so I am not sure why this would be happening. Is there a way to use an ethernet cable instead of wifi? I tried connecting the two computers with an ethernet on a whim but my Mac didn't reconginze the PC, and vicea versa.  

I'd like to avoid manually bringing over my PC files if at all possible..

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Migration Assistant Didn't Work?

Mar 14, 2012

We updated Migration assistant on the macbook... We activated the Migration assistant on the new and old computer.. 

the new one is a macbook ran all day, and then said it had completed the migration. But we can't find the files, or nothing really got transfered..

MacBook PRo, Mac OS X (10.5.8), NA

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MacBook Air :: Migration Assistant Isn't Running Correctly?

Mar 30, 2012

I installed Migration Assistant on my PC and am trying to transfer my itunes to my MBA. My Mac gets to the screen where the validation code can be seen, but the screen on my PC says that it's waiting for my mac to get online, or waiting to find it. I left it for a half an hour and the code never appeared on my PC screen.

MacBook Air

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MacBook Air :: Migration Assistant Tips And Tricks?

Apr 18, 2012

I tried to migrate information from MacBook Air to ...Pro and it seemed to have taken files from folders on desktop as none exist on Air now.  As to where these files are, I don't know.  It has also taken my pictures from iPhoto to unknown destination. ??

MacBook Air, Other OS

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MacBook Pro :: Used Migration Assistant, Cannot Login With Old Password

May 10, 2012

Trying to resurrect my old MacBook Pro. Installed a fresh Snow Leopard system on it, then used Migration Assistant to get my stuff off my iMac (running Lion that I purchased from AppStore). First time, migrated from a Time Machine backup. Then, erased and installed again and migrated via Firewire directly from iMac. Problem is, both times, I get to the login/startup screen of the MacBook and it will not accept my password. Using the same password I used on the iMac. My user name and even the custom icon show up properly. 

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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?

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Setting Up New MacBook - Migration Assistant?

Jun 20, 2012

I've just purchased a new MacBook pro, and previously I had a windows PC so I'm new to Mac OS X, so please don't go using super technical vocab I've read through Apple's article explaining how to use the migration assistant, and it says that the mac will create a new user with the migrated data. So, do I need to make a temporary user, use the migration assistant, and then delete the original user I made first? Or could I make a user, use the assistant, and copy the data from the new user made by the assistant to the original one? 

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