Migrating user data between computers

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Include additional data into iPhone backup files

I have two iPhone backups available, one recent and one older. Is it possible to inject/include/simply add content from my recent backup to the older one? So that when the iPhone is restored ...
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How do I copy a user profile between Macs?

I have an Mac Pro running Lion, my wife has a Macbook Air also running Lion. We have the same apps installed. I want to steal my wife's Macbook while I'm out of town on business. To do so, I'll ...
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How to select Target mode with only one monitor

I have hooked a new Mac Mini up to my monitor but want to migrate data from my old Mac Mini to the new one but only have one monitor and Migration Assistant requires that I start the old one up in ...
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Not showing user after Migration Assistant?

I used Migration Assistant to transfer a user account from one MacBook to another. However, the user that got migrated is not available as a login option on the new Macbook? If I go into settings I ...
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Move “Favorites” font collection to another machine

On my old laptop I had a moderate-sized collection of "favorites" fonts that I've set over the past few years. The laptop is now gone, but I have a disk image with the entire contents of the hard ...
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Migrating from Time Machine without Migration Assistant

I want to change my mid-2010 iMac with the latest iMac of my parents. Because we both use Time Machine, well, the easiest way would be to restore both of them from the backups. However, there is a bug ...
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SSD upgrade and Lion

I have Lion installed in my system (macbook pro 17 mid 2010). I have also created a Lion DVD using a guide I've found while surfing the Internet. Tomorrow I will receive a ocz agility 3 240gb ssd ...
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Files on new computer are locked after using Migration Assistant and Time Machine

I have an MacBook with OSX and backed up everything in a Time Capsule with Time Machine. Now I bought a MacBook Pro with Lionn and then migrated everything from the old computer to the new using ...
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How to migrate my Mac OS X application and data from MacBook Pro to Mac Mini?

At my job I have just switched from Windows to a Mac. I already have a MacBook Pro with all the tools for software development set up. I would like to skip the painful setup process at my work ...
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Migrate Data To New SSD Drive Without USB to SATA Cable

I just bought a SSD For my MacBook Pro. It is running Lion. I have a time capsule with a full backup, as well as an image of the entire drive I created stored on a network drive. How do I copy ...
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How setup Mail.app IMAP to migrate Mail Server

We changed recently our Hosting provider. How can we remove the old IMAP account in Apple Mail without loosing any Mails and have them uploaded to the new server including all IMAP folders? Thanks, ...
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Migrating data from Tiger to Lion

What is the easiest way to migrate data (software, documents, bookmarks, etc.) from an old Mac OS X (probably Tiger) to Lion? Time Machine with Migration Assistant?
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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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Unable to migrate between 10.5 machines

When a MacBook fails at my workplace, we, in the IT department*, swap the computer for another one and migrate the user's account over (using the Migration Assistant). I have found lately that we are ...
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How do I migrate an expired Mobile Me account to iCloud?

I had a Mobile Me account which expired before iCloud was announced. I want to migrate this account to iCloud rather than signing up for a new iCloud account with a different email address. Is this ...
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Migrate data from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4s

I have a Verizon iPhone 4. What the easiest way to migrate my data & settings from the iPhone 4 to a new Verizon iPhone 4s [I'm expecting one in a few days]? I want my new iPhone 4s to be just ...
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What is the best way to migrate from HDD to SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I move my data to the new harddrive? I would like to purchase an SSD drive online to keep the cost low. What is the best method and software to use to transfer ...
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What is the best way to move Microsoft Office 2011 to a new Mac?

I've purchased Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Office 2011 (single computer), and have installed and activated on my current Mac. Given that I've already activated the software for my current ...
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How to coerce Lion Time Machine into offering backup history migration?

This article describes a feature I heard about from multiple sources about an automagic backup migration process that Lion will do for you. Essentially, when migrating to a new machine, you can ...
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after transferring information from time capsule to new MacBook Pro iTunes/AppStore stop working

I choose to use a time capsule to initialize my new MacBook Pro. All went well until I tried to use applications bought from the AppStore. Some of them don't start and eventually ask me for my Apple ...
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Will Migration assistant erase my Lion setup

I just got a new macbook pro. It runs Lion. I have a time machine backups of my old snow leopard machine. If I use Migration assistant to move data to new machine via time machine backup, will it ...
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Fastest way to migrate an application between Mac's?

after using the Migration Assistant each time arrives a new OSX or i buy a new MacBookPro, its time to tidy up my work machine, Since upgrading my current MBP(mid2009 2.8GHz 4GB DDR3) to Lion many ...
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Git missing after OSX migration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Git not found after installing OS X Lion? I've recently migrated from an old mac pro with leopard to a new mac pro with snow leopard, everything seems to have ...
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How can I relocate an iTunes library from a Time Machine backup?

I have used Setup Assistant from my last Time Capsule backup on my old iMac to start my new iMac. The new iMac has a 256 GB SSD and a 2 TB HDD. The old iMac had a nearly full 1 TB HDD. This means ...
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I interrupted a transfer with Migration Assistant (wirelessly)…am I in trouble?

This is my first post...I was attempting to help a friend with my first-ever data transfer using Migration Assistant. Before I was expecting it to start copying (I was expecting it to allow me to ...
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How to migrate data to new iMac with SSD + HD?

I just got a new iMac with 256G SSD + 2T regular HD. The data on my old computer is bigger than 256G Not only that, but the Migration Assistant seems to want to migrate-to the SSD only. Advice? ...
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How can I migrate data when Migration Assistant doesn't recognize Time Machine external drive?

I'm trying to migrate my files from my time machine backup (external drive 500 Gb) to my MacBook Pro with Lion 10.7.1. It has almost empty brand new internal hard drive 500 Gb. I can see the external ...
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Manually move iCal into Lion

How can I import iCal event into Lion from either an iPhone or Snow Leopard? I have a Time Machine backup from Snow Leopard, and an iPhone, each with up-to-date iCal calendars. I have a clean Lion ...
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How do I fully relocate my user's home directory to another disk?

I installed Lion on a new disk today and let the migration assistant move users, applications and stuff from my internal disk to the SSD connected via FW800. So far everything works great. Because I ...
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Can You Stop the Migration Assistant Midway Through?

Can the Migration Assistant be stopped midway through? I began the wireless transfer from a Mac Mini to a new MacBook Air last night. It still says it's going to take 40 hours. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Migration Assistant: target computer freezes mid-transfer (screen black, unresponsive)

I am running Migration Assistant (over a network) to transfer an old Mac's setup to a new one. The process starts fine, but every time I try it the target computer freezes mid-transfer (at the moment ...
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Migration Assistant fails to recognize a Time Machine disk (itself migrated using Disk Utility)

So I outgrow my Time Machine disk. I listen to the advice (repeated in multiple places) that one can simply use Disk Utility's Restore tab, select the old time machine disk as source and the new one ...
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Why is Git not found after installing OS X Lion?

I just upgraded to OS X Lion and now cannot initialize Git where it used to work fine: $ git add . -bash: git: command not found I'm new to Git and to programming, so I'm sure it's a quick fix, ...
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How to keep my iTunes (app) library after reinstalling Windows?

I have an iPhone 4 and I'm a windows 7 user; I have the latest iTunes installed on my PC and synchronized with my iPhone; I don't have any music or video in there, as I don't use the iPhone for that ...
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Eudora email migration

When Lion comes out, PPC Rosetta support for the Eudora email app is reported not to be available. Which contemporary Mac OS X email clients might support the most painless and reliable importing and ...
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What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?

Coming from a Linux background what are the main difficulties I will face if I start to work on iMac? I use to work on Linux with consoles and I know I have a huge apps repository (synaptics) for ...
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Is there a complete and detailed description of what Migration Assistant copies over?

Does it copy all files in ~/Library ? Including cache files and even things like Flash cookies? What about user created files/folders in / ? etc etc
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Is it possible to Move a bootcamp partition from one drive to another?

When I got a new MacPro last year I formatted one of the additional (i.e. non-boot) drives with Bootcamp and installed Win 7 x64 on it. This set up has been working well these last 12+ months but I ...
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Migrating from one computer to another

The screen on my daughter's iMac went partially bad and so I just bought her an interim Mac (basically the same model that she had before). I'm in the process of trying to do the migration from the ...
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Migration assistant question

New Macbook Pro here. I am about to use the 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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What's the fastest connection speed / shortest elapsed time using Migration Assistant?

When using Migration Assistant to move users, files, and folders from an old Mac to a new one, you have a few different choices, depending on the Macs involved. Presuming that both Macs have ...
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Migrating from Old to Less-Old Mac - any other specific issues?

Scenario - I have a new Mac, and am giving my old one to my father-in-law. He now has an old Gx Gumdrop iMac running 10.3 (I think), and the new-to-him mac is an older Core2 iMac running 10.6 From ...
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Should I use time machine to migrate from one mac to another?

I have had my blackbook for a little over 4 years now and think it's time to upgrade to a new macbook pro. I'm currently running leopard on the blackbook with time machine. I'm wondering if time ...
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Migrations Assistant - Best way to transfer data?

I'm thinking of using Migration Assistant to transfer data to my new Mac, but what is the best way to do this? I have a Time Machine Back up on a Time Capsule, but this would be over wifi, so slow? I ...
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Migrating to new iMac, what does Migration Assistant actually migrate?

I've got a new iMac (Santa must have thought I was a good boy this year) and I want to move data from my 3 year old MacBook (Intel, running Snow Leopard). I realise I have a few options for this, but ...
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Migration and drivers or kext programs?

I recently purchased a new iMac. I used the Migration Assistant to migrate users and applications from my previous iMac to this one. Both are x86 based, and both running Snow Leopard, so as close as ...
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How can I transfer data from a G5 iMac to an i7 iMac?

Today's my mother's birthday, and hey gift is a new iMac. Her older iMac has a G5 processor, and is thus stuck on Leopard. She also has an older version of iLife. What will be the best way to ...
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How can I move an iTunes library from one computer to another?

I'm getting a new laptop and I want to move my iTunes library from the old to the new computer. How can I do this? Of course I want to preserve as much information as possible: metadata such as ...