MacBook Pro :: New Hard Drive Migration - Same Data And Settings Will Be Transferred?
Mar 28, 2012
I have a feeling that my current hard drive is going to fail.soon(is clicking occasionally)I want to be able to replace the hard drive with a new one and restore off of a time machine backup when I install the new hard drive, will the time machine backup register that this hard drive can be used as the new drive?will all of my data and settings be on the new drive as if they were the original?how painless will this transition be (if you have experienced this)?and will the genius bar replace it if it is within my year of warranty and failing all by itself?or should I use carbon copy cloner?
Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1), Quad Core i7 15" 4GB RAM
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?
I have transferred all my old computer through its back up to a new macbook pro. Everything seems in order except for the emails which are not being received - in fact not able to get on to the page for emails at all .
We have a 320gb external hard drive formatted in FAT32 so both the macbook and our windows computer could use the drive. We copied 5 gigs of music to the hard drive to view on the Windows computer. The computer recognizes the drive and shows that 5 gigs are being used but I cant see any of the files.
I have lost all my data from my harts drive. The laptop is under warranty. I have been told that they have replaced my hard drive but could not get any data off the old one. I have now lost all my data, photos, files, music etc. NO backups, only simply because i did not know how to do them. Is there any way of getting the files back? All my work spreadsheets and accounts were also lost.
My intel iMac hard drive crashed. I had it backed up with Carbon Copy Cloner. The technician who fixed the hard drive put SL on the new hard drive. I tried to restore with CCC first but it didn't restore anything. I used Migration Assistant and it asked about duplicate user names so I gave it a new name to be safe. I now have all my apps but no files. I used MA again and decided to use the same user name this time. I ended up with 2 accounts with the same name but no files. I was hoping to end up with the same computer (e.g. same desktop, all files in the same folders as before, iPhoto, iCal, Address Book, Dashboard etc. all organized and acting the same way as before). Every looking and acting the same way with the exception of the subtle changes brought about by SL.
I was told if I bought a new laptop I would get my data transferred from old laptop to newly bought one for free from the one on one. When ordering online I see it costs $100 to add that service. If I order online and pick up in store can i get them to transfer the data for free? Also can i buy it from the store if i want to update the harddrive option on the Macbook Pro?
I've just bought a new MacBook Pro (Lion) as my 6 year old iMac (Snow Leopard) has died. I wanted to restore my data from my iMac, via my Time Machine back-ups which are stored on a WD MyPassport. When using the migration assistant, I've followed the instructions, but the assistant refuses to see the hard drive and all I get is "Looking for Other Computers" and a spinning wheel.
I have a new SSD which I am trying to use instead of my HDD.I have looked at options such as cloning softwares (CCC, SuperDuper, etc) but people seem to recommend doing a clean install of the OS and everything else.That said, if I manage to install OS X and the Applications CD to my new SSD, could I then boot into the SSD via USB Hard Drive Encloser, and copy my data over from my HDD?If not, what other methods could I use to effectively copy over my applications and files over to my new hard drive?ALSO,What will I be missing on my new SSD by using Migration Assistant? Any program data? Finally, will my registered applications have to be re-registered? Meaning if I had used a serial for these programs, will I have to re-enter all of that stuff, or will everything be the same?
I've had my hard drive re partitioned today and all my data was dragged onto an external hard drive. connect the drive & use migration assistant to transfer everything. I understand I could drag and drop files but I want everything to be done properly through migration assistant but it won't pick up the external drive , however it's files are accessible through finder. Migration assistant just constantly gives me the message, 'looking for computer'.
I'm replacing my old 120gig hard drive with a new 320gig hard driveWhen Ive got the new hard drive installed can I just put the old hard drive in a enclosure kit/caddy and copy my music/movies/etc across to the new hard drive?Or do I have to copy the data off before I remove the old hard drive?
I have bought a 500GB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex. I have perform a check on the external harddisk using Disk Utility. No matter ho many times I tried to backup my file, the Time Machine will refuse to move after it has transferred est 70 MB data.
Today I went to plug in my Lacie 250 GB USB external hard drive into my 13 in. MacBook to get a shirt template for a design I am making. I discovered that the hard drive just would not mount and show on the desktop, and I remembered that this happened a few days before, but all I did was unplug it and plug it back in, and it worked... except that today, that didn't work at all. I tried the other USB port, and the hard drive showed up on the desktop for about a second, and then disappeared. I kept on replugging it back into both USB ports, but nothing happened.
Then I tried to see if it would work on the PC beside me, and it was recognized as an external device; however, a message came up telling me the drive was malfunctioning. I am guessing this is from ejecting it incorrectly (because I am in a hurry to head to my next classes...I use this laptop at school), but I have incorrectly disconnected it before in the past and this problem never happened to me before.
Every single project I have ever created for my design career is on that hard drive, and all I want now is to get my files back. All I need it to do is show up on the desktop for just the right amount of time for me to copy my files onto my computer.
I read online to put it into the freezer for a while and it should mount, but that didn't work. I tried using Disk Warrior, Data Rescue 3, and Tech Tool Deluxe, but the hard drive did not show up on any of those apps.I tried plugging the hard drive into an iMac as well, but it did not show up either.
Basically I have a 750GB hard drive in my Macbook Pro and over 300GB is taken up with 'BackUp' data. This is more than the total of everything I have on the drive other than that. Time Machine has always been setup on an external drive and when searching all files on the Macbook there is nothing for backup files so don't know where it is coming from.
I transferred all my itunes library to an external hard drive.I had all my songs in itunes and then went to "preferences" and set itunes to look on my external hard drive for my itunes. Then I went to "library" and then "consolidate", and it moved all my library over to my external. I can verify that my songs are all there on my externalHowever, now, itunes won't play any songs of mine. I double click on the song in itunes and it just wont play. There's no error message, there's no exclamation point, it just won't play. Any idea what is goign on? Preferences still shows that my library is directing to the external
I have 2 new HDs (each 1T) uninstalled, and I have my old HD (160 gigs) currently residing in one of the two slots in my G5. Any ideas on the best way/process to get the data transfered from the old HD to the new ones, leaving my two slots filled with the 2 new drives AND my data from the old HD transfered and intact, with a RAID0 setup?
OR, are there any other suggestions on a good setup with the 2 new HDs?
I'm open to suggestions.
I always back-up on external HDs, so, is their a need for me to worry about setting up a RAID0?
I'm doing video processing for DVD release.
Should I just max out the 2x1T gig HDs and not worry about a HD failure?
My old mini reached the capacity of its hard drive 500gb. So I bought a new mini with dual hard drives a 256ssd and 750gb std drive. When I tried to migrate my info and settings I received the message "disk full". I realized that there was no choice for selecting which hard drive stores what info. I wanted my operating system and settings on the SSD and the iPhoto and iTunes libraries stored on the larger HD. I tried using target disk mode which allowed me to see both hard drives and I transferred my settings except for these large iTunes and iPhoto libraries to my new mini.
However when I opened iTunes it was blank, no music movies or playlists. I realize iTunes match will bring these back, but my fear is that when I sync my iPhone iPad or touch it will force me to erase these devices and I will have to re do everything, move my app icons around, re input all my app settings etc. what can I do to transfer all my iTunes settings to my new dual drive Mac? What is the proper way to do this? will I have to start new each time I get a new Mac because of the dual drive situation?
Info: Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Dual hard drives
1 broken mac, screen dead - may be able to access the hard drive, but with migration assistant I don't see (literally) how I can. Or can I? 1 External Hard drive, with what appears to be the entire contents of the old mac on it. I can't seem to find the applications I need to restore to new mac, and the Address book won't update, even when I trash the one on new computer, and load the old one. iBook G4 - both models same. word new when speaking of these macs not taken literally, I'm guessing 2004 models.
Transferred data from PC to iMac. Emails going back to 2008 that I want to remove from Gmail 'All Mail'. Have tried merely delete, establishing a folder for 'old emails' then removing them to trash and emptying trash, and creating a filter to clear old messages from Gmail Inbox. Nothing works - they keep coming back. Help, I do not need them on my computer.
Had a hard drive failing/failure. I am having my bad hard drive replaced with a bigger hard drive. (New Obviously) I have an iMac. (1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17-inch) To have my data transferred from the old drive will cost over a hundred bucks more. I am trying to save money but transferring it myself. All im looking to transfer is my photos. I did not have an external drive but i WILL purchse one now. My question, (to save some money) is how would i transfer my old pictures from my old drive, too my new installed hard drive. Can i use USB? Firewire?
i will change my HD in my MBP 13" 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory 4GB. The standard HD is a 150GB but i want to change to a 500GB 7200RPM, my only concern is how can i transfer all the data from the 150GB to the new 500GB?
just bought a new hard drive from OWC 500 GB 7200rpm, want to install it in my 15in unibody macbook pro june 2009. Bought the kit that came w/ the inclosure so i can turn my old drive into an external.
Here's my question is there a way i can move all my data to my new hard drive before putting it into the computer, so once its in its ready to go? I don't have the leopard disc w/ me. I left it at home and didn't bring it back to school w/ me.
brought my mbp core 2 duo (2008) to the genius bar today and they said I needed a new logic board... I want to transfer all my data from the hard drive to an imac via a usb 2.0 to ide&sata cable - I took the hard drive out of the mbp, connected it to the cable - the usb side which is plugged into a 2010 imac light is on but no light is on the sata side and the ide/busy light is not on... the drive is not showing up anywhere on the imac.
Info:MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
I have a stock Macbook Pro 17in i5 laptop. I just got a new hard drive. I just did a time machine backup (to an external hard drive) of everything on my computer before i switch out the old drive to a new SSD OWC...Is this enough of a back up to where once i get the new SSD drive in i simply go to the time machine and it will put everything back the way i had it on the old hard drive correct? Or is there another step i need to take to make sure i transfer all of my data safely. I cant find my parallels product key nor my Microsoft word product key so i was wondering is this going to be an issue on the new hard drive? will the computer ask for the keys or since i backed everything up in time machine will it come back like normal.
I dropped my Mac Book and broke the screen. More importantly it has also damaged the hard drive. I took it to a repairers who could not read it. And yes of course I am one of those idiots who keep everything on it but does not back it up. So some questions: How screwed am I? Are these data retrieval companys you see advertised any good? Which is the best one in the UK? And how much will it cost?