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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Applications :: Migration Assistant: Can't Migrate FROM 10.4.11

Sep 9, 2010

The MacBook has no firewire port, so to migrate it tells me to use Ethernet. I've done that before without too many problems, so no worry. But this time it tells me to insert the disk that came with the new machine into the old machine and install "DVD or CD Sharing Setup" software. I have inserted both the CDs that came with the new machine into the old, but cannot find anything that gives me that software. There is no "Disc 1."

I would rather migrate than to copy the user account over, but have done that successfully before, too. (fyi, once you copy a user account into the new Macintosh HD > Users folder, you then go into Users (in Sys Prefs) and add that exact name that is on the folder. It will tell you it already exists and say 'OK.')

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can Windows Migration Assistant Migrate A Windows Domain Account

May 5, 2012

When i try to migrate my windows account with the Windows Migration Assistan, in OS Lion 10.7 i only see local accounts like Administrator, but not domains account... I run the migration assistant from the domain account that I want to migrate...  

Help me!

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X :: How To Migrate A User Directory Without Migration Assistant

Nov 4, 2010

I recently did a clean install and now I am attempting to migrate user data to the new install. I have a Mac Pro with four internal drives. OS X is on the boot drive, of course, and the user home folder I'd like to transfer is on another internal drive. (This is because I had moved all user directories from the boot drive to a separate internal drive in the Mac Pro. A consultant advised me to do this to increase performance.)

I thought I'd be able to use Migration Assistant to simply migrate the user to the new install, but it appears you can only use MA with a Time Machine back-up or a disk with OS X installed.

So what's the best way to move this user back?

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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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OS X Mavericks :: How To Get Migration Assistant To Successfully Migrate Between Two Desktop Machines

Jun 30, 2014

I spent 4 days trying to get OS X Migration Assistant to successfully migrate between two desktop machines, both running Mavericks 10.9.3. 

The two machines were connected by an ethernet cable, and all migrations would fail after 16-24 hours, with the progress bar stalling out at "Less than one minute remaining". 

Before every failed transfer, Migration Assistant would inaccurately show "157 KB selected" for transfer if the "Computer & Network Settings" option was checked, or "0 KB selected" for transfer if only the "Applications" or "Documents & Data" options were checked. 

I finally realized that the migrations were failing because I was opening and clicking through Migration Assistant on both the source and target machines at around the same time. 

The eventual solution was to open Migration Assistant on the source machine first, and click through as far as I could until the source machine was actively looking for other machines on the network. 

As long as I waited until then to open Migration Assistant on the target machine, it would correctly calculate the size of the files to be transferred and the migration would succeed. 

So, the order in which you open Migration Assistant seems to make a big difference: source first, then target. 

My problem is solved, but only after several days of hassle, so I wanted to post this in case other people had a similar issue. 

(I tried many suggested fixes that did not work, included reinstalling OS X on the target machine, running disk repair and fixing permissions on both source and target, changing file sharing on the source machine to include the whole drive, trying to migrate Applications and Documents & Data separately, turning off wifi before the transfer, etc.)

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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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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 V10.5 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

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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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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?! 

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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.

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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?

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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 :: 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 :: 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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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?

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

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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. 

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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.

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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! 

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

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