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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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New MacBook Pro: Migration Assistant or Time Capsule?

I'm in the process of buying a new MacBook Pro. My actual notebook is a MacBook Pro Core Duo which dates back to July 2006. My actual operating system is Snow Leopard, and I have a Time Capsule unit ...
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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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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 to restore Applications & Files from HD Backup (Migration Asst won't read it)

I recently had a problem with my MBP which wouldn't start up. After the chime it would shut down. I started using ⌘ cmd+R and ran Disk Utility. Had issues with my boot partition but no issues on my ...
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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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How to delete leftover files from aborted migrations?

I recently got a new MacBook Air and used Migration Assistant (henceforth abbreviated as MA) to transfer my stuff from my old MacBook Pro. However, until MA actually worked all the way, I had to abort ...
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Recovering all my old settings, apps etc … from removed hard drive

I recently had the hard drive replaced (by apple) in my iMac (Snow Leopard). I still have the removed hard drive, which obviously has all my old data etc ... on it. I did not create a time machine ...
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What exactly does the Mountain Lion Migration Assistant transfer?

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro, but I am likely getting a new one soon. I have lots of applications and documents. I understand that Migration Assistant can transfer my documents and applications. Will ...
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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 ...
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Moving from Snow Leopard directly to Mountain Lion with Time Machine

First time I've asked a question here but I've used Stack Exchange for answers to many many OSX questions so, first off, great big thanks for that. I searched the archives but didn't find an answer ...
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PC shutoff during Migration Assistant transfer to Mac

My PC shut-off in the middle of transferring data to a MacBook using Migration Assistant. The MacBook still shows "transferring your information". How do I get my PC to pick up the MacBook again and ...
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Firewire cable disconnected during Migration; process interrupted [duplicate]

this is my first post here but it seems like a helpful place. I got a used 2010 MacBook pro last weekend, and have had a hell of a time trying to transfer data from my older MBP via Migration ...
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Migration Assistant moved files to inaccesible new account, how to get to my old files?

I just got a Mac after many years on a PC. Migration Assistant did not work when I was setting up the computer, so I ran it a few minutes later instead. However, it seems it transferred all my files ...
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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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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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Why doesn't my VPN work with my new Mac?

I used Migration Assistant / Setup Assistant to copy everything from an old Mac to a new one, both running 10.8.4. My VPN connection uses the built-in OpenVPN client, via the Network pane in System ...
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Time Capsule doesn't show all time machine backups

My Mountain Lion iMac was affected by the Seagate disk recall. I backed up to my trusty Time Capsule (as per norm) before the disk replacement, planning to restore from said Time Capsule. However, ...
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Is a 10.8 Time Machine backup restorable under 10.7

I want to revert my system from 10.8 Mountain Lion to 10.7 Lion. Will Time Machine (or Migration assistant) gracefully restore my users and files created under 10.8?
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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.
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Application migration and apple id association

Used home sharing to grab my son's copy of iPhoto a few years ago. Now I have a brand new MacBook and I used migration assistant to copy files to it. An iPhoto update came out last week and I tried ...
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Need to restore applications folder from an old time machine backup

I have a macbook air running OSX 10.7.5. I have had a problem with the App Store not connecting. Apple could not resolve it, so I have done a clean install. Now I wish to restore various folders from ...
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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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Cancelled wireless Migration Assistant… best way to start over?

I was using the Migration Assistant utility to transfer data from my old MacBook Pro to my new Mac. I didn't anticipate issues using Wi-Fi, but the transfer of 250 GB of data using wasn't going to ...
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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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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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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 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 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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Do I need to disable my firmware password to use Migration Assistant?

I'm moving to a new machine from an old machine with a firmware password. I seem to recall reading when I set up the firmware password long ago that the simple migration process will not work from a ...
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Why do apps which are not installed run from an external bootable drive?

After a disk crash in my MacBook Pro running Lion, I replaced the drive, installed Mountain Lion, and am rebuilding my system. I used Migration Assistant to transfer from an external bootable clone ...
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Two different versions of Finder in OS X 10.8 after migrating from OS 10.3 Panther

While setting up new Mac Mini I checked the option to move files and settings from my old Mac to the new Mac. The old Mac was a 2008 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.3 Panther. Everything seemed to go ...
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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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Unable to deselect items in migration-assistant

I had created a test user upon installing Mountain Lion, now I want to import my regular user from backup, but only that particular user and no other users nor applications. However in the ...
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iMac-to-iMac Migration was interrupted; Now, source iMac is reading as 0.0GB

I attempted twice to migrate my iMac (2006) to my iMac (2009), first via wireless and second via LAN. The connection was interrupted both times, but the second time left it unable to 'resume from ...
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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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How select date of full backup to restore with Time Machine - NOT the latest backup

My hard drive died after files started disappearing for a couple days. I ended up getting a new Mac since the computer was old anyway. I'm worried that the last couple days of Time Machine backups ...
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My account is hidden from start login screen after migrating it to a new Macbook

I migrated an account from one Macbook to another (both Mountain Lion) using the account migration assistant. When starting the new macbook the account doesn't appear with the others on the login ...
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Dropbox syncing issue (permissions) after new hard drive migration on OS X

Since upgrading my hard drive (and reinstalling OS X), doing an OS X "Migration" to the new drive, and finally re-logging into Dropbox, I now show 700 files have syncing issues. This shows up when I ...
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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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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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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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After strange startup issues TimeMachine/Migration not working properly, some data seems to be lost

since I couldn't find a solution for this problem I hope somebody of you may have one: When I was in holiday 2 weeks ago and repeatedly tried to boot my MacBook Pro 15" (2012, DIY Fusion, FileVault 2 ...
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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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Rsync'd Files Are Hidden Through Finder, Visible Through Terminal

I have an hard drive from an previous MacBook that I need transferred to a NAS device. I used sudo rsync -r --progress /Volumes/oldDrive /Volumes/NASdrive to copy the files to the NAS drive. I need ...
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Migration assistant transfer programs

My 2012 Macbook is on it's last legs so I'm hopefully getting a new mac soon. I've been looking into using migration assistant to transfer my files and programs to the new machine and it sounds like a ...
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Interrupted migration assistant mac to mac how to proceed? [duplicate]

During my MA process laptop lid closed and I think interrupted/stopped process. How shoud I proceed? The screen which says how much time remaining has not changed for last hour so no ...
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OS X Migration Assistant can't see Time Machine drive

I've wiped my machine (to start over), and I'd like to restore some key files back (like pictures and stuff like that). However, when I connect my Time Machine drive and open Migration Assistant, it ...