Migrating user data between computers

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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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Deleting all but the most recent Time Machine backup

I just bought a new Mac and I'm manually migrating everything over given that it's been a while since I did a clean install and that the new Mac has less storage than my existing one. I will be wiping ...
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Can I create a Mavericks installation in VMWare Fusion and migrate that to the native disk?

My current installation has become kind of cluttered and I want to create a fresh one in VMWare. When the one in VMWare has everything I need, I'd like to migrate it to the native disk, so it become ...
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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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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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Migration Assistant … transferring from a Mac G5 with no display to 2014 iMac

Our trusty 9 year old Mac G5 hit what appears to be a dead end ... the graphics card died and thus no picture, just a black screen. In desperation -- because we're a busy design and education company ...
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Transfer/Migrate specific apps including settings etc to a new Mac

I did a clean install upgrade to OS X Yosemite (from Mavericks). Prior to doing that I backed up my entire hard disk using a disk cloner (Carbon Copy Cloner in my case) Is there a way I can transfer ...
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Transferring Mail data from one MBP to an other

I try to transfer my mails, preferences and all settings from one Mac to an other. Both are using the most recent Mavericks OS X. I copied the ~/Library/Mail directory from the old one, as well as ...
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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 ...
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How to migrate to a brand new Mac from a more-recently-updated Mac?

I just bought a new 15" MacBook Pro, brought it home, followed the Migration Assistant instructions on my old 13" Retina MacBook Pro running Mavericks (which explicitly say to install all software ...
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Failing Hard Drive

I have a Mac Pro I got in 2008. The original hard drive is failing. I have purchased a replacement drive and have backed up all my data using Time Machine. I will want to put the Mac OS on the new ...
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Migrating from one Macbook to another

I am planning on selling my Macbook Pro and buying a new Macbook Retina, however I'd like to sell my current one first before I buy the new laptop, so I need a way of migrating all my stuff from my ...
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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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Why do my account settings (seem to) change after migration?

Prior to a recent Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant I had additional password security related options which are absent after the migration. In Security & Privacy > General ...
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Migrating from MBA 2013 to Mac Mini Mid 2011 using Carbon Copy Cloner

I've been using my 2013 MBA for music production using Logic Pro X, and I've downloaded all the additional Apple content for it. Also, the MBA has a few other apps and docs I use. I've recently ...
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Migration from one Macbook to another [closed]

I am going to buy new Macbook and want to transfer all my programs and data to it. I have googled and as I see the Migration Assistant the best way to do it. Is it right ? If it is, I have ...
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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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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 put a Macbook Air into “Target Disk Mode”?

I have an older Macbook Air. I'm trying to transfer the data onto my new Macbook Air using a Thunderbolt cable. The Apple Store employee assured me that you can connect a Thunderbolt cable to a mini ...
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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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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 I migrate all data from my MacBook to my iMac

How can I migrate all data from my MacBook to my iMac without losing it from the Macbook?
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Email migration from Mac Mail to Outlook 2011 for Mac [duplicate]

I think this topic must have been posted earlier also. I want to transfer my emails from mac mail to outlook 2011. When I go to import option in outlook 2011 and select the mac mail to import the ...
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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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How can I move everything from my MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 to a new MacBook Pro without reinstalling everything

I have a MacBook Pro 15 Retina (mid 2012) that has my working environment set up - Parallels Desktop with Windows machine, some software for Mac and Windows. I am to start using a new MacBook Pro ...
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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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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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Reinstall a clean copy of Mavericks AND migrate my Apps and Settings?

Background: I bought a new laptop with Mavericks installed and used Migration Assistant to restore my environment from a Time Machine backup. It worked fine except that all the bungling I've done ...
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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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Better way to Migrate user profiles

Currently I am copying over their files by moving their user dir from one machine to the other. Then I create the account. Is that the correct and best way to go? I am moving machines from 10.7 to ...
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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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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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migration assistant fails to move data files

Using Migration Assistant, with direct connection by Ethernet, between two Mac Minis, both running Mavericks.All my applications moved, but none of my data files. Have tried moving my data to various ...
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How can I migrate a Win7-64 BOOTCAMP partition from Mavericks system SSD to another drive

I’d like to move the bootcamp partition from the Mac System SSD to another drive, and still have the option of Alt-booting to Windows 7 x64 which is what’s installed on the BOOTCAMP partition now. ...
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Music player program that reads star ratings from Windows

I used Winamp on Windows. This allowed me to rate songs using a 5 star system. These star ratings are stored in the files as metadata. I could view the star rating in file properties in Winamp and ...
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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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In Terminal, where it displays XXX@YYY , what is XXX and what is YYY?

I transferred a backup to a new mac. However the names got changed, and one has a -2 added to it. Now my terminal reads name@name-2 -$. In Finder it appears like so: `name (2)` `HardDriveName` ...
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I have BOX MS Office 2010 and run it on my Windows machine. Can I install it/migrate licence to OS X?

I do own BOX version of MS Office 2010. After switching to OS X is it possible to migrate my licence to the OS X version of Office or if not needed than to install it? Is it multi-platform or ...
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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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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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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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Migration issue - duplicate user account

I've got a situation that I don't know how to resolve. I've had a Mac setup and all worked fine. I've bought an SSD drive, installed Mavericks and used the migration assistant to move all the stuff ...
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Migration assistant did not migrate all users and applications

The hard drive on my 5 month old iMac failed. I had been backing up via Time Machine to a disk attached to a Time Capsule, this backup had worked fine when I migrated to this iMac 5 months ago. ...
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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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How to Sync MacOS Applications + Preferences across multiple Macs without OS X Server?

Will the following work? If not, can someone propose better alternaives to solve this problem? Summary problem: I want to sync multiple MacBook Air's, Pro's and possibly Mini's with the same ...
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How to perform partial data transfer to a new Mac?

I need help in transferring some but not all of the data from one MacBook Pro to another. I have had my current MBP for approximately five years, and recently purchased a new one. Over those five ...
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Can I move a volume from one computer to another in Time Machine?

I am slowly migrating from an older Mac Pro to a MacBook Air. Both machines are backed up to two different 2TB drives using Time Machine. Recently I decided that I wanted to make the extensive data I ...
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Problem while trying to export iTunes library to an xml file (on OS X 10.8, iTunes 11.1.3)

Short version: When I try to export iTunes library to an xml file, iTunes creates a temporary file (called iTunes export.tmp) and it quickly disappears and I don't get any xml file... Long version: I ...
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Best approach to backup and migrate Boot Camp

I have a boot camp install which I also use from VMware fusion (for when I can't be bothered to reboot!) and I need to migrate from MacBook Air to a MacBook Pro. Obviously time machine makes ...
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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 ...