OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant Can't Find My Computer

Jun 6, 2012

I have seen Apple Support, I have seen the tips and tricks for Migration Manager. Both computers file share and can see each other on the network, Yet here I am asking for help because none of these places have been helpful. The migration assistant can't find my computer. The new one is a Mini and the other is an iMac. Both have up to date Lion 10.7.4.

Info:Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant - Cannot Find Transferred Files

Apr 29, 2012

I installed Migration Assistant and everything seemed to work fine, transferred a bunch of stuff from my PC and it said it was complete. Now I can't find the transferred files anywhere.

Info:
MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Will Migration Assistant Overwrite User Accounts On The Computer

Apr 4, 2012

will migration assistant overwrite my user accounts on the computer that i am transfering to?

Info:
iMac (20-inch Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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 :: Migration Assistant Will Not Recognize Old Computer?

Apr 25, 2009

I have recently purchased a 24" intel iMac (latest revision) running Mac OSX 10.5.6. I tried to transfer the user account from an older computer upon initial startup using the built-in migration feature, but it failed and reported that "there are no versions of mac os x available on your old mac," which is obviously not the case, as I am trying to transfer from an old white PowerPC iMac (with the hemisphere swivel base) running Mac OSX 10.4.11. All the correct procedures were followed using a firewire 400 to 800 cable.

I then found somewhere that it is wise to try to create an account on the new computer and then try to use migration assistant to transfer the account. I tried this several times, and every time the new computer did not recognize the older mac, and just left it searching (all the correct procedures, such as holding down the T key during restart on the old computer, were followed. The old computer has the firewire symbol floating around on the screen as it should).

I also tried the network option, where the new computer gives a number to type into the old computer, thereby linking the computers. This also was unsuccessful and just reported that a network error occurred.

On one of my latest firewire attempts I was given a message on the new computer that stated "Your old mac might not be able to connect to this one using Firewire" What?

Does this mean I'm screwed? How do I transfer my old account to my new computer? Please let me know if you need additional information on the situation.

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Intel Mac :: Cannot Find Music Transferred Using Migration Assistant

Mar 10, 2012

I transfer my music using Migratio Assistant, but I can't find it on the iMac.

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Migration Assistant Can't Find The Hard Drive

May 22, 2012

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.

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Migration Assistant On Computer With A Dead Screen?

May 10, 2012

I have 2 iMacs (intel).

On one (10.5.8) the screen died but the computer itself is fine. I have it connected through another computer so I can continue working (pain in the butt). My boss bought me a new one (10.7.4). I need to migrate all my old software and files to the new one but Migration assistant tells me I need to open migration assistant on the old one. Obviously I can't see to do that since my screen died. 

Is there another way I can migrate without having to open it on the old computer?

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 10.5.8

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MacBook Pro :: Transfer Files To New Computer Using Migration Set-Up Assistant?

Jul 2, 2012

I just purchased a new MacBook Pro as an upgrade from my MacBook Black Intel Core Duo. Is it better to set-up the new computer with my old files by connecting a FireWire between both computers or should I simply hook up my external hard drive with all my Time Machine Back-ups as the source for the new info?

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MacBook Air :: Migration Assistant Says Backup Of Old Computer Has No Volume?

Sep 10, 2014

Trying to set up a new Macbook Air with migration assistant using a Time Machine backup of an old computer on a Time Capsule. Time Machine on the old computer shows the backup. However, Migration Assistant says that there is no volume and will not recognize the backup. What should I do?

Info:
MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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MacBook Pro :: Setting Up Laptop As 2nd Computer - Use Migration Assistant?

Aug 28, 2014

I'm about to acquire a macbook pro that I want to use as a second machine. I have a 27" iMac at home that I will continue to use in many ways as my primary machine. I don't want to migrate everything over (e.g., not all my photos or all my music), but I'd like to use many of the same applications (MS Office, Omnifocus, 1Password, Launchbar, etc) and obviously use my same iCloud credentials. Should I be using migration assistant to set up the new machine or should I go with a more manual process?

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MacBook Pro :: Migration Assistant Did Not Transfer Network Or Computer Settings As Expected?

Jun 25, 2012

Snow Leopard (10.6.8) became corrupted resulting in not being able to shut down my 1/2007 Intel Core 2 Duo MacBookPro and not being able to download numerous programs and updates. I backed-up my laptop, took it into the Apple Store where they wiped the hard disc clean and reloaded the OS. They suggested I use Migration Assistant to restore my backed up information to my laptop, but ALL of my settings from Desktop, to the Dock, to Finder, to screen savers, to Safari bookmarks, to all of my Mail inboxes, archives and smart email boxes, and to Documents and all of my files and their organization, to iTunes, to Address Book, to Calendar are GONE. Do I need to do some more formal kind of a restore from my back-up drive to recover/restore this information and "get my laptop back" or is it all lost?

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), see note above

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant Freezes?

Feb 19, 2012

I was attempting to use Migration Assistant to move files from my wife's old PC (Windows 7) to her MacBook Pro, which uses Lion. The first connection went fairly smoothly, but we were connecting over wifi so it moved very very very slowly. Also, I had neglected to turn off Windows update and that ended up crashing the transfer. I tried to restart the transfer today (after shutting down Windows Update, Firewall, and other stuff I could think of), but now the two computers won't speak to each other. Both computers show up as being on the network. 

Info:
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Fastest Migration Assistant?

Apr 17, 2012

I know there are multiple means for migrating using migration assistant. Which is the quickest? I'm migrating from one 15" MacBook Pro to another.

Info:
MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant On MBP Not Recognizing Old Mac?

May 8, 2012

I have a new MBP and I'd like to migrate some of my account from my old Mac running Leopard. When I run Migration Assistant on the MBP it can seem to find the old Mac. They are connected via ethernet and a modem/router and I am able to see and login to the old Mac via Network Folder on the MBP. 

Is it possible to use Migration Assistant in this way. What alternatives do I have, obviously doing a TIme Machine isn't an option being Leopard on the old Mac. I could manual take Mail folde, iTunes folder r and Safari bookmarks and forget the rest but figured there's a way to get Migration Assistant to do this.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant Won't Work?

Jul 3, 2012

I am trying to transfer everything from a new mac mini to a new macbook pro.  Both are running OSX 10.7.4 but neither can find the other computer.  I have verified they are on same wireless network.

Info:
Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Migration Assistant

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Transferred A Folder Via The Migration Assistant?

Feb 18, 2012

I have just transferred a folder from windows via migration assistant but now I cannot find the folder which I thought would be in Pages.

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Retrieve Password For Migration Assistant?

Mar 10, 2012

I want to migrate from my old PC to Mac, but when I type in my password. Mac won't let me. Is there a way to retrieve my password for migration assistant?

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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?! 

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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.

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

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant Upgraded - But It Hangs?

Apr 28, 2012

Upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion with Migration Assistant from separate disks inside my Mac Pro 1,1. It hangs systematically with "Less than a minute remaining" I have tried:

- Waiting 3 hours

- Unselecting Applications so just the user files are transferred

BUT always get the same result.What can I do to coax Migration Assistant to go all the way?

Info:
MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 2.66GHz 7GB ram 1GB hd

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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.

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

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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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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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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant Copied Everything Even When Unchecked?

Jul 4, 2012

My Snow Leopard boot disk had 12 years of accumulated crud, and was running slowly.So I did a nice clean install of Lion on a fresh partition.Redid some configuring, like sudoers, Flash, Time machine interval to 4 hours, locate.updatedb, etc. Wanted my old "Location" info (about a dozin networks).Gave Migration assistant a try. Unchecked EVERYTHING except Network Settings: Perfect.Only 24 KB. Probably just a couple of .plist files.What could go wrong? I'm running from a non-admin account. It copied all the Users. It copied all the Applications.It copied all the root level cruft. My pristine boot drive is burried deeper in crap that the American Constitution.My backup is a day old, and I worked all day. Another half a day to undo this mess. Next time I will find the config file and copy it myself.But why did it do this?

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), MacBookPro3,1 6GB

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MacBook Pro :: After Using Migration Assistant To Transfer Files From PC To It, Cannot Find Files

May 2, 2012

After using Migration Assistant to transfer files from PC to Mac, I can not find the files on my Mac?

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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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. 

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

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Upgrading To New MBP / Time Machine Or Migration Assistant?

Mar 17, 2012

I'm getting a new (late 2011) MacBook Pro next week and I'm wondering which is the best method to move files to the new computer - from a Time Machine backup or Migratiion Assistant (or whatever it's called). I have an "original" MBP circa February 2006 which is running Snow Leopard (most of you might know that my current model cannot use Lion). When I bought my current MBP, I had a PowerBook G4 and used Migration Assistant with no problems but now, with Time Machine, I'm wondering if I will get a 'better' migration of files.

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant Does Not See The Time Machine Disk

Mar 27, 2012

I had an issue with my hard disk on my imac in which I had to re-format and reinstall the OS. Since 10.7 is not available as a "rescue reinstall disk", I had to reinstall 10.6. When that finished, the install asked if I would like to transfer my stuff from Time Machine. I said "yes". Unfortunately, my time machine disk does not show up! Migration Assistant thinks my "macintosh HD" system disk is the only disk available as the time machine backup. So I skipped migration. I went ahead and did all of the OS upgrades to get back to 10.7.3. I re-connected all external disks (I have 4-the time machine disk included) and tried migration assistant again. The only disk migration assistant still thinks is available as the time machine backup is the macintosh HD system disk, not the one called "Time Machine Backup". Time machine backup is a western digital 2TB usb 2.0 disk.  I decided this morning to re-do everything again (since I still could not get my data back).the same thing is happening! Migration Assistant thinks that the macintosh HD is the time machine disk and does not see any others - even though the disk is there and mounted! 

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iMac, iphone, ipod

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