Migrating user data between computers

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Connect 2008 black MacBook to 2013 MBA via Thunderbolt / Firewire?

I am buying a new MacBook Air soon and am getting ready to transfer all of my data via migration assistant. I know this can run via wifi but that is way too slow. My MacBook has a FireWire port, which ...
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Odd Console error messages with mdworker — 10.7

Every ten seconds, a new variation on the following error messages show up in my Console: 7/24/13 12:38:20.280 PM mdworker: (Error) Import: import worker will not import on behalf of root user. ...
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How can I get my laptop's existing system onto a new replacement drive?

I'm planning to swap out my early 2011 MBP's drive for a larger capacity one. I'm running Mac OS 10.7.5. I have available a 1 TB external USB-connected drive that I'm using for Time Machine backups. ...
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Migration over wifi requires specific network configuration?

I bought a new Macbook running Lion, trying to migrate from an old Macbook running Snow Leopard. At my temporary housing, the two machines were able to find each other over migration assistant, but ...
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What file permissions do I need to change after 10.8.3 restore?

My 08 mb, OSX Mt Lion, crashed so I bought new 2012 MBPr. Luckily, I backed everything up. Migrated everything from 08mb over to new MBPr. I noticed that when I deleted files, it skipped the trash ...
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OSX freezes upon USB connect

On a new (end 2012) iMac 21" with OSX ML as delivered I performed a migration from a backup drive that contained a bootable clone of the old machine, OSX 10.6.x, Users, Application, Libraries, etc, ...
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Terminal shows hostname from old machine, not new machine

Right now I have a Mac Mini. I migrated macbook pro data from a time machine, but I didn't do it from the beginning of my startup. I used the migration assistance to migrate the data. However, I'm ...
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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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Updating and migrating a Mac OSX 10.6.8 server to a new Mac OSX 10.7 server

There is no good instruction on the internet on how to upgrade and migrate a Mac OSX 10.6.8 server to a new Mac OSX 10.7 server (not just updating the 10.6.8, but also migrating). For my employer, I ...
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User profile transfer, apps which are/were not PPC show up as PowerPPC

I have tried using the Migration Assistant, straight copy/paste using Firewire disk mode, and even a clone using Clonezilla... Both machines are 10.8.2 The old computer in System Information under ...
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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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Can't log in as user. SSD drive from broken macbook inserted into a new macbook.

Pre-story: An older 2009 Macbook Pro 13"’s logic board has broken and I’ve got a working 2010 Macbook Pro 13". Old Macbook was upgraded with SSD drive that was used as a system drive and home folder ...
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What is the iPhone SMS database called in ios6?

I need to migrate SMSs from an iPhone to an android, and I'd like to use solutions suggested here, but I can't find the SMS db file (reportedly named 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28) in my ...
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Are there any tools to migrate data from Nokia to iPhone? [closed]

I'm new to Apple and I'm looking for tools that will allow my to backup my contacts and calendar and such on my Nokia X6 and move/restore them to my Apple iPhone. How is this possible? Is there any ...
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SSH to localhost on OS X Mountain Lion fails with invalid password (after reinstall & migration)

After reinstalling OS X, then migrating my account over via Time Machine, I cannot ssh to localhost. It asks me for a password, but doesn't take my actual user's password. I tried setting up a ...
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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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How can I restore my system, using Snow Leopard, after hard-drive replacement?

I had a nearly full 500GB drive in my MacBook Pro, running Snow Leopard. As the near-full capacity was becoming problematic, I bought two 1TB drives, went home, ran Time Machine on one of them, and ...
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Disk repair failed after using osx with hibernated windows/bootcamp with macdrive

I forgot I just closed the lid of my MBP the last time I used Windows/Bootcamp (instead of shutting it down) and that triggered hibernation. The next time I powered my MBP on, OS X started ...
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Can Aperture be migrated or reinstalled from iMac to MacBook Pro (which has no DVD drive)?

Can Aperture be migrated or reinstalled a new MacBook Pro which has no DVD drive? Would target disk mode work to simply copy the file? I think Aperture usually runs an "installation" rather than just ...
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Best way to transfer iphone contacts away from Exchange server

The primary location for my contacts currently is with my company's Exchange server. I've sync'd with this since I got my first iPhone 3G in 2008. This is my last week with this company and I need to ...
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Can I keep Bootcamp Partition on “secondary” drive when upgrading to SSD?

here goes another SSD upgrade question. So I got a late 2008 Macbook Pro 2,53 GHz with 8 GB RAM and a 320 GB internal HDD. On this HDD, I got Mountain Lion (260 GB capacity, 100 GB used) and a ...
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Moving individual specific applications from Leopard to Mountain Lion

I'm moving from an old 2007 MBP running Leopard OS X 10.5.8 to a new MBP running OS X 10.8.2 and I want to keep the new system as clean as possible. Therefore, I chose not to use the Migration ...
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How to migrate from Parallels to VirtualBox?

I've tried Parallels and it's great but I still find it quite "expensive" so I would like to try out VirtualBox. Is there a way to migrate my Parallels installation to VirtualBox? The versions: ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 server migration to new hardware (not Lion)

I have a aging iMac with 10.6.8 server, user accounts in OD, and user shares. We have a newer mac mini with 10.6.8 server that I want to transfer over to. Can you tell me the steps/document to help ...
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Can you make iTunes forget a device?

After migrating from one computer to another, my iPhone now automatically appears under the devices list in iTunes on both my old and new Macs. I don't want to accidentally sync my iPhone with my old ...
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1Password: unable to retrieve passwords

I just replaced the hard disk of my Macbook Pro with a SSD and I'm performing migration of data. I have Lion on the old hd and Mountain Lion on the ssd. I used Migration Assistant to transfer all the ...
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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 do I move all my account settings from an old Apple TV to a new one?

I have an old Apple TV ("2nd generation") and have just purchased a new one as a replacement. How do I move all my settings from the old one to the new one?
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Moving iTunes library after crashed Windows drive

I've read many questions and answers here about moving iTunes libraries between computers and drives. My situation is a little different though. I have (had) Windows XP with iTunes installed on C: and ...
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Mac App Store update issues after migrating to Retina MBP

I had a 2011 MBP and I just purchased the new RMBP. I used the startup migration assistant to port all my data, easy. But I'm getting weird issues, when I opened programs for the first time I was ...
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Time machine backup/restore: “This user's data doesn't need to be transferred”

So, I had a MacBook Pro 15", Late 2011, that I've been using daily since I got it last October. I set up time machine and every day after work, I would bring my laptop home and plug it into my time ...
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Transfer data to rMBP from external hard drive?

I got the new rMBP and tried importing my stuff to it via an external HD. Seems like it didn't work. And Migration Assistant didn't either. Has anyone done this successfully?
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Mac OS X 10.4 - Thunderbird 3 to Thunderbird 13

I'm working with an ancient PowerPC Mac running Tiger. I managed to migrate the POP email from Apple Mail 2 to Thunderbird 3, but I now need to migrate it to a newer machine with Thunderbird 13. How ...
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Transfer disk image from one MacBook Air to another

I'd like to migrate into a new MacBook Air I bought this week, from the previous version of MacBook Air. SSD size is the same. Can I somehow image my older SSD and "move" it to the new SSD?
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How do I move an iPhoto '11 book project from one mac to another

I have iPhoto '11 with Photostream set up on my Mac Mini and on my Macbook Pro. I'm getting rid of the macbook pro, but have a photo book I've been working on on it that I want to move over to my Mac ...
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Moving Drives Between Macs

I'm considering buying a new MacBook Pro after today's refresh, and I am wondering if OS X handles simply pulling a drive out of one MacBook Pro and putting it in another. I know that in the Windows ...
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How to migrate iPhone (particularly Calendar) to a new Lion Mac from Snow Leopard

My main computer is running Snow Leopard, so I am not using any iCloud syncing. It needs to stay on Snow Leopard because of several apps I'm still using that do not work under Lion. My iPhone and ...
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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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27" iMac SSD + HDD Migration from old iMac 10.7.3

I've just purchased a 27" iMac and am planning on installing a SSD (256 gig) to act as my boot drive. I was wondering if it would be possible to: 1) Install Lion on to the new iMac 2) Create my user ...
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Renaming “A's MacBook” to “C's MacBook”

I see that my Mac is called "A's MacBook" on the network. How do I rename it (i.e., change the hostname) to "C's MacBook"? That's the question. Here are the details: Having read various suggestions ...
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What is the best way to clone a disk between two Macs?

What is the best way to clone a disk between two Macs? I ask this every couple years or so and every time I get the same answer. "Use Carbon Copy Cloner", they say. But the unfortunate fact is that ...
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Long time Migration of macs (over 80 hours)

I just changed my previous Mac (MacBook Pro dual core running Snow Leopard) to a MacBook Pro i7 with Lion, and after it is still migrating after 3 days (and according to the migration bar is about ...
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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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How do I transfer music ratings from one computer to another

I have two iTunes libraries, a complete one on my home computer and a partial one on my work computer. All of the songs on my work computer have ratings. How can I transfer the ratings from the work ...
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Many apps missing after restoring iPad backup to migrate to iPad 2

Needing to migrate an original iPad user to an iPad 2, I used the backup and restore mechanism in iTunes (on a PC) However, the following steps resulted in many of the apps being missing on 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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How do I copy a calendar from one iCloud account to another?

I had to stop using my original iCloud account (because of an uncorrectable configuration mistake I made) and create a new one. I'd like to move the contents of the Calendar to the new account. I ...
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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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Is it possible to clone the operating system to a different machine?

I have spent a lot of time setting up a speech recognition profile which would be a pain to do all over again. I have configured this on a Mac mini. Suppose I now wish to buy a MacBook Air. Would it ...
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Import iCal data from other mac

I need to consolidate two iCal installations: the data from my old laptop should be merged into my new laptop’s iCal data. I tried exporting the old iCal data and importing it on the new laptop. ...