Migrating user data between computers

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Migration assistant plus TimeMachine clean, plus incremental

Is it possible to use the migration assistant to migrate Mac 10.10.3 from a mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina 15" to a 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 15": Using a Time Machine backup (probably will take 24 hrs) ...
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Restore Firefox & Thunderbird user data from Time Machine

I have a fresh installation to which I want to transfer my Firefox and Thunderbird user data. I have my Time Machine backup available from Other backup disk and could in principle restore the hidden ...
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Importing an iPhoto library in Photos

I had an iPhoto library in a non-standard folder and it was not recognised by Photos (which is OK). I would now like to import all the photos and then delete the old library. How? If I open Photos ...
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Is it possible to keep using iPhoto in parallel with Photos?

Is it possible to keep using iPhoto after starting to use Photos?
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macintosh HD missing from Disk utility

I've purchased macbook pro 13 retina, wanted to migrate data from my mba. So I formated drive, installed spanking brand new osx from recovery disk. And launched migration assistant. Migration ...
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Migrating/Restoring WhatsApp backup restores chat history but not media?

Switched from iPhone 5S to iPhone 6. Backed up WhatsApp on the 5S and it mentions: ~60k messages, ~2k media, 550mb data Restoring the backup on WhatsApp on the iPhone 6 also recalls the same ...
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Should I reinstall any part of Macports when upgrading XCode?

This page claims that both XCode and MacPorts should be reinstalled whenever a major system change occurs (e.g. upgrading version of OS from 10.8 to 10.9). I have done this before when upgrading from ...
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2nd SSD as main boot disk, what do I do with old filesystem?

Hello StackExchange! After a couple years of using my macbook pro, performance has deteriorated with each update to OSX. I've tried a few things to improve it, and with no results, I decided to get a ...
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iPhoto not launching after upgrade to Yosemite, I don't know how to execute the fix

I migrated a MacBook pro to a new iMac with Yosemite. I then upgraded iPhoto to v 9.6, and when I try to launch iPhoto, it does not launch, stating: iPhoto cannot be opened because of a problem. I ...
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Migrate my Bluetooth device pairings to a different Mac

Context: I am in the process of migrating from an old MBP (10.6.8) to a newer MBR (10.9). This is not an in-place upgrade or Time Machine restore; it is a manual migration to new hardware, new OS, new ...
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Migrating macports from a backup location

I recently had a Mavericks system die. The replacement is on Yosemite, so MacPorts can't be directly copied. Instead, I installed the macports base and now I'm trying to restore all the packages. The ...
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Migrating Bootcamp to new SSD

I bought a Mac Pro (Late 2013) about a year ago. I recently ran out of space on the built-in 250gb SSD (Windows was the culprit of that), so I bought a 1tb ssd replacement from eBay. I just installed ...
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MacBook Pro upgrade to SSD migrating OSX and Bootcamp partitions

I wasn't able to find the info I needed here or on Apple's own forums or via Google, so here goes. I have a MacBook Pro 15" early 2011 model with a 500 GB internal hard disk drive (non-SSD). ...
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Migrating with different operating systems … Issue?

Trying to migrate software on two OS X macs with different operating systems. Source is running mountain lion and target is running Yosemite. Is this an issue?? I'm using an ethernet cable, have ...
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Password not accepted after migrating old Mac to Yosemite 10.10.2

I have just migrated all my data from my old MacBook Pro (early 2011) to my new MacBook Pro using migration assistant with Thunderbolt connection. Before starting, I have created a user account on my ...
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Import Mac Thunderbird into Windows Outlook?

I have exported all my data out of Mac Thunderbird, all the emails, contact list and address book entries, as for now I am ketting go off my mac book pro. I have got a new windows laptop that have ...
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What photo management application can I migrate to that would preserve iPhoto's face detection data?

I've used iPhoto for many years and found that it was suitable for what I wanted to do. Since Apple has discontinued iPhoto and Aperature in favor of their new Photos application, I'm seriously ...
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Cannot find files after Migration Assistant ran

I recently ran Migration Assistant from a Time Machine backup off my MacBook Pro to my New iMac. however i am unable to find the files and the hard drive on the iMac is not half full. I have no ...
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Migrating Applications only to a new Mac

I'd like to set up my new Macbook. The usernames will be the same, but I would like to only transfer Applications and settings, so no files and user data. However, after selecting these two options ...
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Transfer software license/registration keys to a new Mac

Where does OS X store license/registration keys for apps? Is there any way these can be moved over to a new Mac? [Context: I did a clean install upgrade from OS X Mavericks to Yosemite. I would like ...
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How to find and remove duplicate calendar entries (Mac OS, Yosemite)

I'm using the Calendar application on Mac OS X 10.10.1 "Yosemite". The calendar is laden with many years of history, and I've just imported some data from a phone as well. It turns out that some of ...
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How do I add existing Lists/Categories from iCal/Calendar to Mac OS Reminders?

I am running Mac OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite, with personal data migrated from Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.5. I had hundreds of what 10.6's iCal application called "To-Do" items, in various "categories". The ...
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Best way to move to a new Mac

What is the best method for moving a user from an old Macbook Pro to a new Macbook Air? Is it disk cloning? Or the migration assistant from Apple? I need to move all the data, applications, ...
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Time Machine attempts to inherit backup from wrong Mac

Most people seem to want to get their new Mac to inherit their old Mac's backup. I seem to have the opposite problem. I have a person who used Migration Assistant to move from a Mac mini to a laptop. ...
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Migration Assistant very slow - Can I see what files it is stuck on?

I am migrating to a new machine from a time machine backup from a USB3 drive. It is currently transferring the applications folder and is taking a small eternity and quoting me 100+ hours remaining. ...
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Deleting all but the most recent Time Machine backup

I just bought a new Mac and I'm manually migrating everything over given that it's been a while since I did a clean install and that the new Mac has less storage than my existing one. I will be wiping ...
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Continue time machine backup with another Mac

I recently bought a new MacBook. It's running Yosemite and I managed to transfer my old user profile from the old computer via migration assistant. Now I want to seamlessly continue my backup on the ...
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Migration Assistant … transferring from a Mac G5 with no display to 2014 iMac

Our trusty 9 year old Mac G5 hit what appears to be a dead end ... the graphics card died and thus no picture, just a black screen. In desperation -- because we're a busy design and education company ...
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Transfer/Migrate specific apps including settings etc to a new Mac

I did a clean install upgrade to OS X Yosemite (from Mavericks). Prior to doing that I backed up my entire hard disk using a disk cloner (Carbon Copy Cloner in my case) Is there a way I can transfer ...
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How to migrate to a brand new Mac from a more-recently-updated Mac?

I just bought a new 15" MacBook Pro, brought it home, followed the Migration Assistant instructions on my old 13" Retina MacBook Pro running Mavericks (which explicitly say to install all software ...
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Failing Hard Drive

I have a Mac Pro I got in 2008. The original hard drive is failing. I have purchased a replacement drive and have backed up all my data using Time Machine. I will want to put the Mac OS on the new ...
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Migrating from one Macbook to another

I am planning on selling my Macbook Pro and buying a new Macbook Retina, however I'd like to sell my current one first before I buy the new laptop, so I need a way of migrating all my stuff from my ...
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Will the Genius Bar help me transfer my files between macs?

I have a new macbook pro and would like to transfer the files from my old macbook pro. I need a firewire->thunderbolt cable to do this. I don't really want to pay $30 to buy a cable that I'm going to ...
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Why do my account settings (seem to) change after migration?

Prior to a recent Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant I had additional password security related options which are absent after the migration. In Security & Privacy > General ...
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Migration from one Macbook to another [closed]

I am going to buy new Macbook and want to transfer all my programs and data to it. I have googled and as I see the Migration Assistant the best way to do it. Is it right ? If it is, I have ...
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Migrating from MBA 2013 to Mac Mini Mid 2011 using Carbon Copy Cloner

I've been using my 2013 MBA for music production using Logic Pro X, and I've downloaded all the additional Apple content for it. Also, the MBA has a few other apps and docs I use. I've recently ...
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What is Migration Assistant doing when it transfers Keychains?

When Migration Assistant (or Setup Assistant) migrates Keychains, it successfully transfers most items as expected, but behaves (very) strangely with respect to the "Local Items" keychain. It appears, ...
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How to put a Macbook Air into “Target Disk Mode”?

I have an older Macbook Air. I'm trying to transfer the data onto my new Macbook Air using a Thunderbolt cable. The Apple Store employee assured me that you can connect a Thunderbolt cable to a mini ...
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Can I migrate all data from my MacBook to my iMac

How can I migrate all data from my MacBook to my iMac without losing it from the Macbook?
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How to disable wifi while running Migration Assistant?

After starting to run Migration Assistant over wifi, I connected an Ethernet cable to both machines in order to speed up the transfer. This does not appear to be working. How can I disable wifi on one ...
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How can I move everything from my MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 to a new MacBook Pro without reinstalling everything

I have a MacBook Pro 15 Retina (mid 2012) that has my working environment set up - Parallels Desktop with Windows machine, some software for Mac and Windows. I am to start using a new MacBook Pro ...
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Migrating Outlook 2007 Folders to OSX 10.9.3

Just set up a new iMac for a relative of mine. Their previous machine was Windows XP with Outlook 2007. The Mac Migration Assistant seems to have done a good job of everything except where the ...
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MacBook Pro not noticing all files after cancelling and retrying Migration Assistant

I bought a new MacBook Pro and tried to transfer all of my files from a 5-year-old MacBook Pro using the Migration Assistant. Both of them are running OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). It seemed to be working ...
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Reinstall a clean copy of Mavericks AND migrate my Apps and Settings?

Background: I bought a new laptop with Mavericks installed and used Migration Assistant to restore my environment from a Time Machine backup. It worked fine except that all the bungling I've done ...
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What are my (hardware) options from migrating an account from an MBA?

I just got a shiny new rMBP 15" and want to migrate the account from an older Mac - I've been using a late 2010 MBA. The Migration Assistant estimated 50 hours over the WiFi, after an hour it got up ...
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Better way to Migrate user profiles

Currently I am copying over their files by moving their user dir from one machine to the other. Then I create the account. Is that the correct and best way to go? I am moving machines from 10.7 to ...
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How to replace hard drive without reinstalling the whole system?

I recently purchased a 1TB solid state hard drive Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE1T0BW. I hope I won't need to manually ...
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migration assistant fails to move data files

Using Migration Assistant, with direct connection by Ethernet, between two Mac Minis, both running Mavericks.All my applications moved, but none of my data files. Have tried moving my data to various ...
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Email migration from Mac Mail to Outlook 2011 for Mac [duplicate]

I think this topic must have been posted earlier also. I want to transfer my emails from mac mail to outlook 2011. When I go to import option in outlook 2011 and select the mac mail to import the ...
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Music player program that reads star ratings from Windows

I used Winamp on Windows. This allowed me to rate songs using a 5 star system. These star ratings are stored in the files as metadata. I could view the star rating in file properties in Winamp and ...