Migrating user data between computers

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If I've migrated from iPhoto to Photos, can I safely the migrated photo library?

I used to have iPhoto on my machine and have migrated to Photos. I notice now that I have two photo libraries on my machine that are taking up over 10 GB each. I'd like to reclaim disk space, but I ...
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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 Lion and then migrated everything from the old computer to the new using ...
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Transferring from HDD to SSD - Error while Migrating Old Data

I recently installed an SSD in my girlfriend's Early 2011 MacBook Pro running 10.9. I put the old HDD in an external enclosure connected it to the computer with a USB cable. I formatted the SSD ...
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What files should be copied to manually migrate a user account?

The user account I normally use has something wrong with its native OS "Internet Accounts" configuration. It's corrupted or something. This causes login failures within native OS X apps such as "...
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Mail: Drag and Drop SMTP (from My Mac) operation timed out - all emails gone

Weird thing just happened: I am migrating some emails from a webhosting solution to Google Mail (Apps for Work). There are some folders on the computer (On My Mac) with emails in them. I dragged these ...
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MacBook Air Running Yosemite - Merge Two User Accounts?

I am brand new to Mac. I very recently migrated all of my files from my Windows PC. When setting up my MacBook Air initially, I was instructed to create a user account. When I migrated my files ...
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Migrating OS X Server from Macbook Pro to Mac Mini

We are running Mac Server version 5.1.5 on a MacBook pro running the latest version of El Capitan. We want to migrate this install to our MacMini running the same exact OS and Server versions. What ...
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What is the iPhone SMS database called in iOS 6?

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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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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Can I keep the BOOTCAMP Partition on “secondary” drive when upgrading to SSD?

I have a Late 2008 MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz with 8 GB RAM and a 320 GB HDD. I'm running OS X Mountain Lion on the Macintosh HD (260 GB capacity, 100 GB used) and a Windows 7 on the 60 GB BOOTCAMP ...
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Photos deleted after iPhoto migration

OSX El Capitan 10.11.13 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 At the end of 2014 my hard drive crashed and i got it recovered professionally, the photos that where on my hard drive where still on iPhoto after i got ...
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Transferring one user only from an old iMac to an existing iMac with other active accounts

The hundreds of help pages on Migration Assistant mostly talk about migrating to a new Mac. However, my wife and I each have our own existing iMacs (both running El Capitan), and each with only our ...
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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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How do I move all open Safari Windows between Macs.?

I do a lot of work in Safari with many open Windows/Tabs - often I'll be using my Powerbook but need to switch to my iMac. Is there a way to do this and have all the Safari Windows/Tabs appear on 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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Getting programs/apps back onto computer after employer reimages

I'm considering buying my used MacBook Air from my employer. One of the main reasons for doing so is because it is loaded with tons of awesome software (Adobe, Microsoft, etc.) that I would never be ...
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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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How much overhead (%) space requires migrating a iPhoto library to a Photo library?

After migrating an iPhoto Library to a Photos App Library, they see actually share space by using hardlinks. So even the Finder says each folder use some amount of space, they are actually sharing it. ...
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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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Migration from PC to iMac not working

I have my first iMac and cannot get the migration from my PC to work. I have been told that it is difficult if I have already started using my computer. Can I just start from scratch from when I ...
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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 migrate my photographs FROM Photos back to iPhoto?

I only recently figured out how to open iPhoto again (I hate Photos!) However, is there any way to migrate my newer photos uploaded to Photos (when I thought I had no other choice) to iPhoto? (When I ...
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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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Migrate speech profile

I've been speaking into my Mac for the last couple of years. I'm starting a fresh OSX. If I understand correctly, the speech recognition improves over time. Is it possible to migrate my old profile,...
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Migrate 1 TB of iMovie '11 to iMovie 10.x if migration requires twice the disk space?

I have about 1 TB of movies in iMovie '11 (version 9.x) format, and I need to migrate this library to iMovie 10.x now. This process is described here: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT202853 However, ...
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iBooks Migrate Mavericks to El Capitain

I have a huge library of books in iBooks which are categorised by "collections". I'm migrating from an old MacBook with OS X 10.9, Mavericks, to new MacBook with OS X 10.11, El Capitan. I've found ...
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Time Machine - move backup from local disk to network volume. Wrong case sensitivity?

I am trying to move a Time Machine backup from a Firewire disk (called disk1) directly connected to a computer to a network share, that is, from a folder in/on /Disk1/Backup.backupdb to a sparsebundle/...
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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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Disk repair failed after using OS X with hibernated Windows/Boot Camp 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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Migration Assistant, can't change password

Because my former work laptop had a lot of applications and files I needed, I used Migration Assistant to set up my personal laptop. However, after I finished the migration, I can't change my password....
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Migrating multiple iPhoto libraries to Photos

I've put off upgrading to El-Capitan because doing so will kill off iPhoto; I've been using it since it came out more than 10 years ago. I'd like to migrate to the new Photos app but am not sure how ...
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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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Time machine: moving a source external disk to a new computer

I have two external 4TB disks, one for data and the other for TM backups. I recently moved from a MBP2010 (10.8.4) to a MBP2012 (10.10.5, fresh install). On the backup drive, TM adds a root folder ...
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Migration from Time Machine backup to new MacBook

My MacBook that backed up to Time Machine was stolen. El Capitan was installed. On the new MacBook I first had to upgrade from Yosemite to El Capitan. Then I started migration. It was nearly ...
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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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iPhoto Migrated library [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Air 128 Gb and its always short on hard disk! Since Photos app came out, I started using it. I did the initial migration of iPhoto to Photos app (don't know which settings i chose). ...
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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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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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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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Can I safely remove the QuarantineRoot folder?

in El Capitan there is a nice folder called QuarantineRoot (the Ars review on this matter) that contains stuff that was in /usr in Yosemite but had to be moved (because /usris now protected by SIP). ...
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After formatting and installing Yosemite, where should I get my data back from to prevent problems?

So that is my predicament. I've format the HD after 4 years of use as my Mac Pro was already playing up for a year or so and I suspect it collected a lot of rubbish. After formatting and reinstalling ...
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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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Migrating local accounts to locally stored network account

We have local users running on stock MacBooks, but it's time to move up and start managing things. Active Directory accounts are created for all users, and OSX Server is pushing the AD config ...
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How to migrate your iCloud account

I have recently moved from France to the USA. In the long run, that means I will shut down my French bank account who is becoming useless. But I cannot go on iTunes and change the "bank account" ...
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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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Photos App deleted all of my photos during a transfer to an external drive

I know I should have been more vigilant and backed up my drive before transferring, but have never had a problem before. However, this time, all of my precious photos from before my son's birth until ...
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migrating partition to a 2015 MacBook Pro

I'm a developer and through the years with my MacBook Pro early 2011 I installed and configured a lot of stuff to help me in my job. I would like to buy a new MacBook pro but don't want to spend days/...
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Unable to add printers on new MacBook Pro (Migrated from Time Machine backup)

Recently tried to set up a brand-new MacBook Pro for my mother, using migration assistant from a Time Machine backup of her old Air which is running Mavericks. Upon trying to add either of our two ...