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Migrating user data between computers

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Transferring Messages from old Mac to new Mac

I have a new Mac and I didn't use the Migration Assistant to move my data. I want to now transfer my old messages from my old Mac to my new Mac. It appears all the old messages are in buried in the ...
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Move Secure Notes items from Keychain of one Mac to another?

I have a keychain created, to hold a bunch of Secure Notes items. These are not in the default keychain files created by Apple. In previous versions of macOS, I was able simply drag the keychain file ...
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Migrating IMAP mailboxes between accounts

I have changed my host and domain provider from Heart Internet to Wix. However they do not offer any mailbox migration service. Is there a way I can save my IMAP email folders, so I don't lose all my ...
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Add Time Machine files to an existing account with Migration Assistant

I have a Time Machine backup from Mac A (now retired), containing 4 accounts worth of data. I would like to add the data from one of these accounts to an existing account on Mac B (replacement for Mac ...
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How to migrate WhatsApp messages data from Android to iPhone?

Currently I'm using an Android phone. I have just purchased a refurbished iPhone 7 Plus. I wish to migrate my WhatsApp chat history from Android phone to iPhone. I have searched almost everywhere, ...
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Trapped in iPhone 4 and WhatsApp, need help to escape

I have an iPhone 4 with WhatsApp messenger installed. The iPhone doesn't update anymore, works deadly slow, and does not have any free space. WhatsApp also does not update anymore, because newer ...
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Mac slow after migration

I just restored my old Late 2009 27" Quad core iMac, from Time Machine to a Late 2012 21" i5 iMac, and at certain points it is very slow and laggy. For example when I try to open Photoshop, or just ...
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In Terminal, is it possible to “dscl . list /users” and “last” from a time machine backup from a previously owned mac?

Recently purchased and setup a new Mac and sent the old mac in for a refund. I no longer have the old mac in my possession. Even though I migrated to new from old, I'm curious to see if there was ...
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Transfer Mac Mail POP3 Email account to new MAC

I want to move to a new Macbook. However, I have a POP3 email account on Mac Mail with some old emails that I would like to migrate to a new Macbook which are no longer on the mail server. Would Apple ...
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Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information "Migration unexpectedly quit. Please try again later.”

Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information "Migration unexpectedly quit. Please try again later.” Source of backup: iMac 24" mid-2007 macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 Backup drive: ...
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macOS High Sierra, Messages won't search at all

I just got a new 2018 Macbook Pro, so I'm in the process of migrating from my 2013 MBP to the new one. I don't trust the Migration Assistant due to numerous bad past experiences, so I do this kind of ...
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Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information “Some files… could not be transferred”

Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information "Some files... could not be transferred" Source system: Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Backup drive: QNAP NAS ...
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Apple Mail won't login after Migration Assistant transfer

I recently used Migration Assistant to bring data to a new Mac Mini from a Time Machine backup on my old Mac. After finishing, I am unable to connect to my mail account as it gives the error "unable ...
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Why Migration Assistant does not migrate browser cookies?

If Migration Assistant migrates the entire hard disk content, it should include the browser cookies as well. But my new machine did not have cookies; I was signed out of all web applications. Why is ...
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Move macos user home folders on external drive

I got a shiny new Mac Mini but couldn't afford a 1TB internal SSD to hold all my stuff, so I'm testing ways to leverage an external disk for user storage. I know I can point Photos and iTunes to ...
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What does the migration of an iPhone do vs just restoring from backup?

When setting up a new iPhone, the first step is that it detects if there is an old one in range and allows you to scan it, then, it seems to transfer some settings. Straight after, it will ask if you ...
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How can I migrate Google Fit activity data to Apple Health?

Is there a first-party way of doing this? I exported all my data from Google using the Google Takeout interface, but this produced a zip file, which iOS cannot open. I also cannot install Google Fit ...
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Office 2016 activation issue after migration to a new computer

After migrating to a new computer when trying to active Office 2016 I'm getting the following error message: Another account from the same organization is already signed in. To switch accounts, ...
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Downgrade macOS 10.14 to 10.13 using Migration Assistant

I am currently running the macOS 10.14 beta on my Macbook and I wish to downgrade to High Sierra (10.13). I do have time machine backups from when I was still on 10.13, but I want to keep all my ...
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Some homebrew formulas broken after migration

I've migrated from an old MacBook Pro to a new one, using Apple's Migration assistant. Some home-brew formulas migrated with no problem, whereas others got broken at the library reference level. ...
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How to transition from macOS Server deprecated services to the open source alternatives?

According to Apple's recent statement, many of the current feature of macOS will be removed in future versions of macOS Server. Apple offers alternative software and programs to use instead of the ...
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How to migrate to a new Mac, including SSH keys and dotfiles?

I have an up-to-date 2018 MacBook Pro that I am replacing with a different 2018 MacBook Pro. I'd like to migrate all the content from the first one to the new one, including the SSH keys, all the ...
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How to move my OmniFocus data from old Mac to new Mac?

How can I move my data entered into OmniFocus 2.12 on macOS from my old computer (or hard drive) to my new computer (or hard drive)? Should I just locate and move a data file? If so, where is that ...
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Migrate content of Notes App from 10.11 machine to new 10.13 machine

I need to get all my notes from my old machine (10.11) to my new machine (10.13) and I was thinking that it would be super easy by copying over a few folders but unfortunately, that doesn't really ...
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What's a good setup to back up macOS data and restore to Linux?

Background I have an old MBP which works fine right now. I have no immediate plans to change it. But it is getting old, the discrete GPU died, and I expect it could die at any time. I would like ...
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Does copying a migrated iPhotos library use extra space, given that iPhotos and Photos Libraries are hardlinked?

If I have migrated an iPhoto Library to Photos (on an external disk, so independent of the computer with the apps), and then make a copy of the iPhotos Library, will I be using additional disk space? ...
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How does one transfer old apps from one Mac to a new Mac?

I have some app on my old iMac (Dasiy Disk, MS Word, etc) that I want to install on a new MacBook Pro. What is the best way to do that? I tried taking some of the apps and saving copies in Dropbox ...
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How to install and migrate to High Sierra on an encrypted FS?

[ I am in the process of migrating an old MacBook Pro to a new one. ] I made a complete 8 GB USB "Install macOS High Sierra". I checked it (Disk Utility) from my running old MacBook Pro. I booted ...
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How to inherit sparsebundle on macOS Server Time Machine service?

I am using macOS Server's Time Machine service to centralize backups for my mac workstations/laptops. One of the laptops hasn't been backed-up since upgrading to a new MacBook Pro (using Migration ...
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Can't use Migration Assistant. Need an update?

I have had issues with my macbook pro due. My fault. I backed it up, and decided to do a fresh copy of the MacOS. I had so many issues with that. Recovery didn't work. It froze. Repeatedly. Did ...
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Apple Mail to Windows Outlook Migration

I am stuck in a situation here. I am migrating my email database from Apple Mail to Windows Outlook. Plenty of my emails were on the online web mail that were automatically downloaded when I signed in ...
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How to delete MacPorts user after using the Migration Assistant

My 2012 MacBook Air (11", i7 2GHz 8GB RAM) crashed and I had to erase the SSD and re-install macOS High Sierra with the Internet Recovery Mode tools. Once I had the working OS, I used the Migration ...
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Is Migration Assistant worth the bother?

I just got a new MBP and I just tried using Migration Assistant. I didn't do this when I first turned the machine on as I (rightly) expected that it would be very lengthy. Really all that I want to ...
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How do I migrate my wife's iCloud from her paid storage to our family storage?

I've set up Family sharing, and have 2TB of storage (the current maximum). I also pay for my wife's 50GB of storage. I want to migrate that over to use the new 200GB i've allocated to her out of my ...
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File and directory permissions while migrating a Mac using Target Disk Mode

I am getting a replacement Mac today and I am concerned about the reliability of the Migration Assistant in High Sierra. Both times I've used High Sierra's Migration Assistant there have been timeouts ...
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Using Migration Asst, have gone from Mac 1 to Mac 2, but now Mac 2 back to Mac 1?

I had to send MacBook Pro #1 out for repair and used Migration Assistant to temporarily work on a loaner (MacBook Pro #2). Now #1 is back. Do I: Use M.A. to go from #2 to #1, hoping it magically ...
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When restoring disk in DiskUtility.app, showing error “the volume on device dev disk2(source volume) is not of type Apple_HFS or Apple_UFS”

I got a new MacBook and now I’m trying to make an exact copy(clone) of my old Mac to the new Mac. Tried migration assistant, but I found it not reliable since there are still a lot of settings in my ...
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Issue with Move to iOS android app to migrate to iphone

I'm trying to migrate some data from an old Samsung phone running Android 4 to an iPhone 5s running iOS11. The issue I'm stuck with is that when I setup the iphone and select move data from android, ...
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MacBookPro Migration - All File Corrupted and actually they are not

I switched from an older MacBook Pro to a newer unit. It runs macOS High Sierra V10.13. All files were migrated using the Migration Assistance app. Within one night all files and software were ...
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What's the easiest way to selectively copy applications and their settings to another machine?

I'm looking for something like Migration Assistant, but which will let me choose which apps I want to copy/transfer. I want to transfer some apps and their settings/preferences from one machine to ...
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Reformatted Hard Drive & Transferring Over User Data and Apps

I tried to upgrade to High Siera but it crashed in the middle and totally messed up my Mac. I tried everything under the sun to fix it, be it Tech Tool, Drive Genius, Disk Warrior. Disj Utilities. ...
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What is the technology used in iOS 11 settings migration (moving blue dots / particles pattern / animated QR code?)

During the setup of a new iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone X, there is a step for migrating the settings from another iOS 11 device. On the old device, it says: Set Up New iPhone Use your ...
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Reinstalling macOS but not option of “Restoring from Time Machine backup” shown

I am struggling to restore my system from a MacBook Pro of one generation to a more new one. What I have tried: I restart the system in recover mode: "cmd + r" I choose the proper backup version ...
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Office 2016 does not work with MathType: Migration of Word documents with MathType equations

As you may already know, the combination of Microsoft Office 2016 and MathType does not work on macOS. Design Science announced support of that combination, but that was early 2016. I have lots of ...
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Migration assistant destroyed battery life

I got a new computer from work: Macbook Pro 2015. Opened it up and the expected battery life read 14 hours. Used Migration Assistant to upload my old computer, a 2013 Macbook Air. Migration worked ...
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Reuse Time Machine backup drive after migration to new machine - revisited

The answer by tubedogg to question Reuse Time Machine backup drive after migration to new machine described a procedure to do this. It didn't address this issue: JT-imac:/Users/jt>> sudo ...
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From Hackintosh to Macintosh

Ok. So I recently got a Mac Pro (older version) from a very generous person. It rocks. All this time, I've had to use a crappy computer that I've run macOS on, that wasn't meant to run macOS. It was ...
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Move 1Password vault from old Mac to new Mac?

I did a clean install with a new hard drive in my MacBook, with old drive externally connected. How do I move my 1Password vault from the old drive to the new drive? Is there a single file I can ...
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Switching Time Machine to a new iMac

I used Time Machine to restore the hard drive of the old MacBook to my new iMac. I now have what seemed to be two back up files with the same name except the new one ends with the number 2. This ...
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Migrating from time machine backup on a Time capsule

Had an Macbook Air that would not boot and needed the drive formatted and OS X reinstalled. I'm now trying to migrate the data from a time machine backup on a time capsule using migration assistant. ...