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Migrate OS X using Migration Assistant and Time Machine - not enough space

I desparately need to migrate from Mac OS X 10.5.8 running on a rather old Mac Pro to 10.10 running on a new Mac Mini. To achieve this, I was planning on using the Migration Assistant (MA) tool with a ...
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New Mac Pro: Setup/Migration Assistant never finishes

I am trying to transfer my existing (Early 2008) Mac Pro to a new (refurb) 2013 Mac Pro. I'm still in "setup assistant" mode. The amount of information being transferred is about 120Gb. I've tried ...
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Why won't Migration Assistant recognize my old Time Machine backup?

When I attempt to run Migration Assistant, it searches and searches but can't find the backups. When I open Finder, I can clearly see the backups and navigate around in the backups for the different ...
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How can I obtain and install duplicate license keys when copying to a new Mac?

I have a desktop Mac and am getting a laptop, and I intend to use the migration assistant to copy software from the existing Mac to the new one. I would like to obtain duplicate license keys for the ...
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Migration assistant unexpectedly quit

I am trying to transfer things from a Macbook Air to a Macbook Pro Retina. I start up Migration assistant on both and proceed with the initial steps, selecting the source laptop from the target ...
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Migration Assistant completely broken on Yosemite?

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro with a 500GB SDD. It has been backed up on a regular basis to two different external disks - one is a 4TB Thunderbolt HDD, the other a 4TB WD Black drive connected via a USB ...
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Swap data, profiles, app on two Mac with Migration Assistant

I make it easy: I have two MacBooks, all the data in MacBook A have to migrate to MacBook B and vice versa (so all the data in MacBook B have to migrate in macbook A as well). I want to do it with ...
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Can't see old time machine backups

I've installed a new HDD in my iMac, so i reinstalled OS X. I used migration assistant to set back only the settings. I also wanted to set back some other folders, but since my new HDD was smaller ...
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Migration assistant from Windows hangs while searching for documents

I am trying to transfer data from a Windows Vista computer to a brand new MacBook Pro. I installed and started the Migration Assistant on the Windows Computer, Start Migration Assistant on the Mac*, ...
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Migration Assistant quits

While I was transferring data from and old iMac to a new MacBookAir, Migration Assistant unexpectedly quit. This happened a total of 3 times. The old iMac is 2011 while the MacBook Air is early 2015.
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Does Migration Assistant migrate macports?

New MacBook Pro here. I am about to use Migration Assistant to copy over my old files from my old first-gen MacBook. Will I have to reinstall macports manually or will Migration Assistant copy my /...
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Migrating Active Directory accounts from one Mac to another using Migration Assistant

Has anyone successfully migrated AD accounts from one Mac to another with Migration assistant? They just dont show up...only the local accounts. Is this possible?
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How should I copy OS X server environment to another machine for update?

I have a server running Server.app (3.2.2) on Mac OS X 10.9.5. It hosts File Sharing, Mail, VPN, Websites, DHCP, DNS, and Open Directory etc. It also hosts phpBB3 bulletin boards. Because the OX ...
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Can I use Migration Assistant to go from a Case-Sensitive machine to a Case-Insensitive one?

I have a machine with 10.6.8 case-sensitive, journalled, and will be upgrading to a newer refurbished machine with 10.8+ case-insensitive, journalled? I need case-insensitive to be able to run newer ...
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Time machine migration has been preparing for 14 hours, is this normal?

There's very little information on how long time machine migrations are supposed to take on Google. I have 200GB or so under my user and it has been stuck on "preparing to transfer user documents" for ...
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transferring data to new Macbook Pro

I just got a new Macbook Pro, and even though I have been using Time Machine and I could use the Migration Assistant, I've accumulated so many files throughout the years that I thought it would be ...
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Migration Assistant between two Macs: Yosemite and El Capitan

Is it possible to run Migration Assistant between two Macs with different versions of the OS X (Yosemite and El Capitan)? In my case, I'm looking to transfer some user accounts and apps from old Mac ...
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Migration Assistant (going from 2011 MBP running Mavericks to 2013 rMBP running Mavericks) broke Apple Mail

I recently ran Migration Assistant on a 2011 MBP running Mavericks to a brand new, fresh install on a 2013 rMBP and it has completely hosted Apple Mail. It moved over all of my accounts in the ...
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New drive + new OS, but will Time Machine restore old OS?

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro and it was running OS 10.7. I use Time Machine regularly. Just had the harddrive replaced with an SSD and OS 10.11. If I restore from Time Machine instead of Migration ...
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How do I migrate my Keychain's “Local Items” to a new Mac?

After preforming a Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant, I have a "Local Items" Keychain on my new machine in which many (perhaps most) items are out of date (using old passwords), ...
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How can I recover my MS Office 2011 product key?

I want to use Migration Assistant to transfer my data from a Macbook Pro to a Macbook Air. I'm told that I need my product key for MS Office 2011. Is there a way to find my product key on my mac?
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Most efficient way of migrating selected elements of user account and selected applications to a new mac

I will have to transfer my user account and some other stuff to a new mac and I am currently considering what would be the most efficient way of doing that. The list of things I would like and wouldn'...
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File permission problems after migration to iMac

I used the migration assistant to transfer files from my MacBook Pro (2011) to my iMac. Both computers run Mavericks. Now I'm not allowed to modify files which originate from my 'old' computer because ...
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Mac Mail stuck at “Upgrading your Mail database… this make take a few minutes”

Brand new Macbook running El Capitan. Files from an older Mac were restored from Time Machine backups via Migration Assistant. The older Mac was running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) When Mac Mail starts, it ...
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El Capitan and old iPhoto backup

Migration from time machine back up. OS of old and new El Capitan) What will happen with all my photos in iPhoto of the back up? Will they be transferred with migration, or should I first install ...
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Mavericks to Yosemite Migration — “cannot create user X”

Booting into Target Disk Mode on a Mavericks machine, the Migration Assistant goes through the motion of copying a user (applications already copied) to the new Yosemite machine. At the end there is ...
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Moving data from Mid-2010 iMac to Late 2015 iMac

I just ordered a new 27" Late 2015 iMac. I'll be moving my data from a 27" mid-2010 iMac. What's the recommended medium for the migration? I know how to use Migration Assistant, but the old iMac has ...
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Migration Assistant unexpectedly quit loading from time machine

I have MBP 17 inch early 2011. New logic board with El Capitan. I have a time capsule that is recognized, and begins calculating how much is going to migrate. It gets about 2/3 to 3/4 done (my ...
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How to selectively copy parts of my Time Machine backup onto my new OS (Yosemite)?

I'm working with a 2013 iMac running with the newest Yosemite. There was something wrong on my system which required that I erase the internal HD and do a clean install. Fine. But when I use Migration ...
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Will Migration Assistant really take 52 hours to transfers my files?

I just bought a new 2012 MacBook Pro and Migration Assistant says it will take 52 hours and 30 minutes to transfer. Is it really going to take that long? The blue bar is almost done.
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Migration Assistant (MA) in Source remain “looking for other computer” state forever

I am trying to migrate my data from one Mac to another. The transfer is from my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5, to my MacBook Pro (Retina) running OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I followed the suggestions in ...
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Migration Assistant won't transfer files from 10.8 to 10.9

I tried to transfer my wife's files from her MacBook, running 10.8.4 to my MacBook Pro running 10.9.5. We have identical logins on both computers. I was using Migration Assistant on both Macs which ...
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Migration Assistant forever looking for other computers

I want to use Migration Assistant to transfer data between two macbook pros, both on OS X 10.9.2. I have them connected via thunderbolt ethernet adapters. When I go into migration assistant on the ...
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Migration Assistant fails on Ethernet Mavericks-to-Mavericks migration

I have the following setup and am attempting the use Migration Assistant over Ethernet: Source machine: Early 2009 24-inch iMac running OS X 10.9 Destination machine: Latest MacBook Pro Retina ...
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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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When setting up a new laptop, Setup Assistant doesn't see all the data

I'm trying to set up a new Retina MacBook Pro, which is running OS X 10.10, by transferring data from my old MacBook, which is running OS X 10.8.6, via Thunderbolt. My old laptop is in Target Disk ...
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Migration assistant runs forever

Using Migration assistant over wifi, both source and target machines spin wheels and don't find each other. Both machines have firewall off and set to IVP6 automatic. Target is Yosemite and source is ...
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Migration Assistant fails on FireWire Mavericks-to-Mavericks migration

I have the following setup and am attempting the use Migration Assistant over FireWire: Source machine: Early 2009 24-inch iMac running OS X 10.9 Destination machine: Latest MacBook Pro Retina ...
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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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Where on the target computer can I find the files the Migration Assistant left when the migration process was interrupted?

As a newbie, I decided to use Migration Assistant to copy my files from my Sony Viao windows platform to a newly purchased macbook pro. Within the process the connection was interrupted, as it is ...
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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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Differences migrating using Target Mode vs Migration Assistant on source machine?

What are the differences between using Target Mode and Migration Assistant on the source machine during a migration? Are different files transferred; is speed (all else being equal) different? ...
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Import data from old HDD (on a PC) to new MacBook

I'm planning to buy a new MacBook Pro for school next month, and I wanted to know if I can use Migration Assistant or any other tool to get all data from my old hard drive to the new one. The problem ...
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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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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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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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Migration Assistant and USB Time Machine disk

Mavericks Update Sadly this issue remains unresolved in Mavericks. End Update When I run Migration Assistant (from an admin account) in Lion, M.A. hangs at the message "Looking for Other Computers"...
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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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Can I stop migration from my PC to new MacBook Pro without loosing what has already migrated?

Can I stop migration from my PC to my MacBook pro without loosing what has already migrated? I did not unplug my external drive and it is now migrating the backup.