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Mar 6, 2012

I'm moving from a MacBook Pro running 10.6.8 to a MBP running 10.7.5. I thought this would be pretty simple  ... just attach my Snow Leopard Time Machine external drive to the Lion MBP and run Migration Assistant. 

But when I go through the MA steps, MA does not see my TM drive. I've made sure I have the latest upgrades and have run Disk Utility's First Aid on the TM drive. 

Ideas? I know I can try MA with other interfaces but using TM allows me to work on my old computer until my new one is ready. 

The TM drive is a 500GB Iomega eGo drive. 

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Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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