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Migrating user data between computers

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Fastest way to migrate file by connecting two Macs together

I am migrating data files from an Early 2011 MacBook Pro to a 2019 MacBook Pro 16" (all UCB-C cables). What is the best (fastest) way to migrate the files in terms of connecting one mac to the ...
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Setup didn't migrate much from Time Machine. Should I run Migration Assistant now?

I set up a new MacBook Air, asking it to migrate everything (or nearly everything) from a Time Machine backup on SSD of a 5-year old MacBook Air (both on Mojave). After configuring lots of settings, ...
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How best to migrate a large Aperture library to Photos? [closed]

I've got a large Aperture library of images from 2016 and earlier. I started using photos for my phone and eventually used it for everything. I now want to use Photos rather than Aperture, so that I ...
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How do I restore the “Quick Start” migration from my iPhone X to a newly bought iPhone 11 Pro Max?

I just bought a new iPhone 11 pro max. After turning it on and did some very simple settings, it asks me to transfer data from my previous iPhone. However, I accidentally switched to another app on ...
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Migrating OS 14 from External APFS drive to internal Sata HD

External drive is the system boot drive. Although I have attempted to restore the SATA drive from the external drive and the time machine backup, the internal HD only contains a textedit file titled "...
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How to remove SophosEndpoint “phantom” user?

I recently migrated from a 2017 Macbook Pro to a 2019 Macbook Pro (both running Catalina) using Migration Assistant, and ever since then I've had this "phantom" SophosEndpoint user stuck on the log in ...
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Identifying old system junk

I've been using Mac a long time, & none of my new Macs have ever run in a truly new state since the first Migration Assistant back with what we now call Classic Mac OS. Over time ther performance ...
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Apple Photos removed 10 people from my previous list after migration to Catalina

I just migrated to Cataline, and Photos started reanalysing my 60k+ photos again. At first, pics were still in the right People's album, except that it was an association without a Tag, ie the person ...
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Migration Assistant from Time Backup is so slow [duplicate]

I've recently re-installed MacOS (clean installation of Catalina) on my iMac Late 2012 and everything was fine until I realised that I forgot tons of recently scanned images in the Doxie app which I ...
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Migrate from El Capitan (10.11) to Catalina (10.15)

I have a mid-2009 13" MacBook Pro still working, running 10.11 El Capitan. I would like to move it to a newer 2015 13" MacBook Pro currently running Catalina 10.15. Of course, making sure the new ...
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Migrate from an early 2015 MacBook Pro running Catalina to a 2019 MacBook Air running Mojave

I have one early 2015 MacBook Pro currently running Catalina 10.15. That’s my production machine; I got a new 2019 MacBook Air which I want to make my main production machine; The Macbook Air is from ...
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Does the Catalina Music app preserve star ratings from iTunes?

Ever since the introduction of iTunes and the 5-star rating system, I've heavily used the feature to organize my library. When migrating to Catalina (and thus retiring iTunes), will the star ratings ...
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Will non-USB 3 Lightning to Camera Adapter work for new iPhone Migration?

Will the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (pictured below, with no additional Lightning port) work for the new iPhone Migration, where data is transferred from old to new iPhone via cable? Apple’s ...
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How to migrate from Android 5.1 to iPhone 8?

Is it possible and how to move all info, contacts, images, photos, mp4 files from android 5.1 to iPhone?
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Copy iCloud Photos library to a clean install

I'm doing a clean install on a new HD for various reasons, and I'd like to move my 700GB Photos library over. I also want the library to continue to sync with iCloud. Since the existing library is ...
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How does migration assistant work?

I'm considering using Migration Assistant to transfer everything from an old backup of my system to my current system because there are files that went missing when I upgraded my old system to El ...
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How to recover 100GB missing from macOS after an update?

Background: I recently upgraded my system to El Capitan. On the first run of the new operating system I ran more updates from the App Store that required a restart. However, while updating, it ...
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Migration Assistant estimated time remaining keeps climbing

I'm trying to move my files, applications, and system preferences from a Early 2015 Macbook Pro to a 2019 MBP. Here are the steps I followed: Got an external hard drive and used it for Time Machine ...
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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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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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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 ...