Apple migration assistant

This depends on your Windows version and the accounts that you have. Start a Discussion in Apple Support Communities. Whats the other half of the process.

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Each time you migrate, your Mac creates a new user account. Learn about some of the data that you can transfer. This depends on your Windows version and the accounts that you have. Here is where I got all my questions answered. After Migration Assistant is done, log in to the migrated account on your new Mac to see its files.

In the Finder, press Command-Shift-G, and then type: Thanks for the tips, helpful. The Mac Security Blog. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

When you do a clean installation, you let OS X run its Setup Assistant and create a new, empty user account.

If you go this route, you then need to manually copy files from your old Mac, or from a backup. Documents, Downloads, Music, Photos, etc.

You can use the same password that you used on your PC, or create a new password.

This part of the process can be time-consuming, but it can allow you to sift through your files to find what you really need, and slim down your Mac. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Three Tips on Migrating to a New Mac

Risks are inherent in the use of the Internet. In the Finder menu bar. Make sure that Windows is up to date. Very weird — even some email accounts and mailboxes and others ap;le. In another Finder window, do the same thing to view the old Library folder.

Setting Up a New Mac: Should You Migrate or Do a Clean Installation? | The Mac Security Blog

Then start up your old computer in target disk mode. Should that happens to you, boot the new machine up into macOS Recoveryuse Disk Utility to erase the startup diskand then reinstall macOS.

Thanks - please tell us how ,igration help you better. After copy everything on your external drive how do you get it back on the new mac? The Migration Assistant does not transfer the operating system of the old computer to the new one.

Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. This article has perfect timing for me. Preferences files are generally tiny, far too small to worry about. Type the appropriate names for the backup disk and your user name. Get your Thunderbolt, FireWire, or Ethernet cable ready - Direct connection is the fastest way to migrate your data from your old Mac to your new.

Migration Assistant (Apple) - Wikipedia

Recovering my backup files from the hard disk by a computer repair shop, it took them 2 days to recover files but in such a way that these had lost both the directory structure as well as file names. OS X installs a number of applications, many of which you probably use every day.

Is there migrtaion preference file or any other fil I can move? OSX on both macs is Click Continue to start the transfer.

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