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If the original drive is in a good enough state to read from, Carbon Copy Cloner will make a bootable clone of it - https://www.bombich.com - it might even manage if the drive is struggling - https://support.bombich.com/hc/en-us/articles/202255528-The-Cloning-Coach-Expert-advice-for-common-error-conditions


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The easiest (and fastest) method is to make an image of your harddrive. I recommend Carbon Copy Cloner, though SuperDuper is another fine choice. Best bet is to follow instructions to make a bootable copy of the drive. Once you have made the copy, you simply plug the harddrive into the new laptop, and copy the data or use Migration Assistant. USB 3.0 used ...


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You can use builtin Time Machine application. First - make a backup on Your external drive using TimeMachine. Then on the new Mac use Migration Assistant. Here is the link with detailed info: http://www.macworld.com/article/2066996/how-to-transfer-backups-from-time-machine-to-a-new-mac.html On the new iMac make sure that you have access to the drive ...


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There are many ways how to achieve this - see Apples documentation for file transferring: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11466 If both MacBooks are at least on OS X Lion (OS X 10.7), I recommend the AirDrop solution. If you any MacBook is on an older version than OS X 10.7, you may want to copy them over your LAN via ethernet or WIFI connection. However, ...


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As a former Genius, I can say that we were always willing to lend cables to customers for in-store use, but we would not overtly assist with data exercises. Then primary reason is the legality: if Apple gets involved with your data, they become liable for your intellectual property...which can be a legal mess. It's the same reason Apple doesn't offer a ...


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My experience with Carbon Copy Cloner, which I use for daily backups of my external drives and for monthly checksum backups, is that, yes, it will copy anything that you do not tell it to specifically exclude. I'm wondering, however, if there is not a more simple way to do this; did you, by any chance, download the 'extras' directly from Apple, as opposed ...


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The Migration Assistant was made by Apple for one purpose only, so it is the best way to migrate from one device to another. As for the 10.10 since it is still in beta phases, the Migration Assistant on the host computer might not work as it should, since beta phase testing is not completed yet. Since 10.10 has it own way of managing the files ect... the ...


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'Bootable' might be the issue... it will certainly clone accurately, but whether that OS will be happy on the Mini I couldn't say. You may end up reinstalling the OS again over it to get the right kexts etc in place. If you make sure that CCC adds a recovery partition, that might be relatively simple, but it's not something I've done myself, so I can't say ...



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