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Migrating user data between computers

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Have raw pbundle data on drive, need it to be recognize as time machine

So I made a home-brewed linux / raspberry pi time machine more or less like this. I ended up with time machine data stored on an ext4 partition shared via samba that was successfully recognized and ...
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How do I migrate my Transmission torrents & settings from an old Macbook to a new one?

How do I transfer my Transmission 3.0 torrents, torrent data files, and colour tags/labels from 1 Macbook Pro to another. My old Transmission app is in the old Macbook Pro MacOS boot ssd on a 2.5&...
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After migration of a user to another Mac (Catalina to Big Sur, Intel to Apple Silicon) via Time Machine backup, user is stuck on login screen

I setup my new MacBook Air M1 from scratch, just adding a new admin account. Then I connected my Time Machine backup disk from my older MacBook Air and used Migration Assistant to transfer my old ...
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What information that is on a bootable clone is omitted from a non-bootable clone?

I understand that a bootable clone can be used in different scenarios from a non-bootable one, but I'm not clear on what information — specifically what customizations I've made over the years to my ...
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Removing duplicate apps after migrating from Time Machine backup

I recently used Time Machine to migrate apps to my MacBook Pro. What I did not realize is that they would not overwrite the old apps but rather copy over all apps again, and now I have used almost all ...
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Merging Time Machine backups

Migrated everything from the old MacBook Pro 2012 (that was starting to do weird things) to a 2019 model. Told Time Machine (TM), yes, DO inherit the old backup. (Would have thought Migration ...
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Time machine backup locked after moving old folders to new external hard drive

I just found out that the files in my old Time Machine folders that have been moved to another external hard drive to save space have been locked. I cannot copy them back to the original backup folder ...
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Migrate old files (with date created) to new mac

I am considering buying a new macbook of a different model. Is there a way I could migrate the files ALSO keeping the original "date created" intact?
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Bought a new iMac to replace the old, have two questions regarding file migration

My old iMac died -- hard drive is on the fritz -- and the system is mostly unusable. I just received my new iMac and would like to know the proper way to migrate my files from the old iMac to the new ...
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Restored Keychain doesn't persist

I've just migrated MBPro to Mojave. Everything came through nicely, except the keychain. After upgrade, the keychain has been wiped fresh by Migration Assistant. So, I moved contents of ~/Library/...
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What gets copied (and what doesn't) during a Target Mode copy?

I recently cloned my old, dying computer into a new one, using Target Mode and a Firewire 800 cable via Recovery Mode. Everything looked perfectly identical. I launched Safari on the new computer, and ...
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Migrate Apple Mail manually (macOS Catalina)

I have to migrate manually all my mail accounts with all mails, folders, settings etc. to an new computer (old and new computer have macOS 10.15.6 installed). I followed this guide, but unfortunately ...
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Migration assistant doesn't see correct OS partition inside a Time Machine backup

I have been making TM backups from my laptop (within mainOS), to an external HDD. The laptop's storage was partitioned like this: disk0s2: /Volumes/oldOS (JHFS+) disk0s3: /Shared (either JHFS+ or ...
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“Photos cannot load adjustments for this image” error since upgrading to Catalina

Steps to reproduce: Migrate large photos library from a MacBook 2016 running Photos Mojave to a MacBook 2020 running Photos Catalina (in my case 120,000+ photos) A subset of photos (in my case 10,...
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Convert .musiclibrary to .itl? (Migrating music library from Catalina to Windows 10)

I recently had to make the switch to my Windows 10 machine and need a way to transfer my music library from my Mac to PC. Shift-click iTunes in Windows to choose a new library file doesn't work with ....
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When two devices connect via wifi, is the connection 'direct' or are they going through a wifi network?

In the documentation for 'How to move your content to a new Mac', we see: If both computers are using macOS Sierra or later, just make sure that they're near each other and have Wi-Fi turned on. If ...
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Copy apfs system partition to another mac

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) that has broken keyboard and battery, so I will need to send it to Apple Store for service. I have another MacBook Pro with similar specs ...
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How can I rename Device ID from disk1s5 to disk1s1

My brand new MacBook Pro 16" had "Macintosh HD" at disk1s1 and "Macintosh HD - Data" at disk1s2. I didn't realize the USB-C cable that came with it wasn't Thunderbolt 3 so I ...
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After migration to new Mac, Apple Mail doesn't use keychain but asks for all account passwords instead

After I migrated via migration assistant to a new Mac (old and new device are running Mojave), Apple Mail asks for passwords of all my accounts despite I did a full migration with all data, keychain ...
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Migration Assistant won’t copy (some) files, though running through smoothly without error

we’re just migrating my wife’s MacBook Pro to a new one, both most recent macOS versions via a TimeMachine backup. In the process all files are selected, Migration Assistenten on the new mac runs ...
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Where does FaceTime store its call history on macOS?

I did a Time Machine backup to an external hard drive and then did a clean install of macOS. How can I transfer my FaceTime call history from my external hard drive to my Mac? Ie, what location does ...
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I deleted Macintosh HD - Data and now the computer won't boot even in Recovery Mode

Okay all, I think I messed up really big time. Was so excited and delighted today to see my brand spanking new MacBook Air arrive (running Catalina). Everything was wokring great; I started Migration ...
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Migration Assistant, rsync, cp and Catalina: How to copy everything in `/Users`

So I just got a brand new 13" MBP and I started with the migration assistant, but it doesn't copy enough from the ~/Library folder. For example, I'm missing my Apple Notes from that machine and ...
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How best to reintroduce files after clean MacOS install

I'm having seriously annoying issues with my new MBP. Processes crashing extremely frequently, so that I now have to close about 7 or 8 crash reports before I shut down at night. Issue here: "...
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Migration Assistant fail

I just completed my first ever Time Machine migration… or I thought I had. I just got a new 1TB SSD & PCIe mount to lift my speeds up to full SATA III on an old Mac Pro normally limited to SATA II ...
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Is there a way to transfer specific apps from one Mac to another

I bought a new MacBook Pro and I want to pick some apps from my old MacBook and transfer them to my new MacBook. I am aware of Migration Assistant and it can copy the entire Applications folder to ...
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User Data Migration from HFS+ Disk Image

I got the following source: the disk image of a iMac4,1 Intel32 from 2006 running the preinstalled 10.4.4 target: an iMac6,1 Intel32 from 2006 running the preinstalled 10.4.7 This use case isn't ...
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Understanding photo libraries when migrating from iPhoto to Photo

I recently updated an outdated OS to Catalina, in which the iPhoto app was replaced by the Photos app. In HD/Users/User/Images, I now find three different folders : iPhoto-Library (Migrated Photo ...
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Using iCloud to migrate to a new Mac, and discrepancies in storage totals

I currently have three Macs: 2019 5K iMac Early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro Early 2015 12" MacBook (The tiny one) In preparation for selling the old laptops to get a new MacBook Pro, I've been updating ...
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Does Migration Assistant transfer face data for the People album?

I attempted to use Migration Assistant to transfer data from an older MacBook Air to a new one. The migration failed with a "Could not create <username>" error but it did leave the files on the new ...
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Is it possible to upgrade my Time Capsule hard disk and keep the backup(s) from the original?

Can I upgrade my Time Capsule to a larger internal drive and keep my original backup(s)? I'm aware you can drop in the new disk, the restore it as a new TC using AirPort Utility, and I'm also aware ...
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Seeing partition backups with “1” appended to it after merging Time Machine backups from old MacBook to a new MacBook with same hard drive names

I just purchased a new MacBook Air (2020) and successfully migrated my old system to the new system via “Migration Assistant.” The old machine and new machine are pretty much one-to-one the same from ...
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Transfer iMessage Archive to new Macbook

I recently upgraded from a 7-year-old MacBook, and I have been trying to transfer the imessage history to my new macbook with little success. Does anyone know if this is still possible on the new ...
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Migration Assistant multiple use

Is it possible to use the migration assistant to transfer files from my old PC to a new Mac (OSCatalina) more than once? I've got around 300gb of data on my old pc and transferred just 50gb to start ...
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Just updated to Catalina, did I lose a lot of disk space? What's a good procedure to follow to dupe to a new drive?

I just updated to Catalina and noticed that the new version of TechTool 12 is warning me that I am running out of disk space (500 GB on a 13-inch MBP mid 2012). I upgraded from Sierra. I want to ...
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Migrating Mac over home network

I am trying to migrate all settings, apps, and data from MacBook Yosemite 10.10.5 to MacBook Catalina 10.15.2 over a home network. I have computer initial setup on the same network with different ...
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Migrating Mac to Mac via iCloud

Is it possible to migrate MacBook completely via iCloud? When you restore iPad iCloud backup from another iPad you get everything -- settings, apps, data. Is it possible to do the same on MacBook, ...
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Cannot Actvate Setup assistant in MacOS Catalina after Migration Crash

I bought a new Macbook Air 2018 with macOS Catalina. I wanted to transfer my stuff from my old computer so I tried to use Migration Assistant. It crashed in the middle of the process. Now my main ...
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Apple Mail: Move thousands of locally stored mails to IMAP accounts

I use Apples Mail.app since – forever. My local Mail-Archive consists of about 130'000 E-Mails from multiple accounts, stored in hundreds of folders, localy on one of my Macs. The archive goes back 18 ...
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Data recovery from Apple MacBook Pro with T1 and T2 & Customer Data Migration Tool (LifeBoat)

There is a lot of fuzz since Apple introduced non-removable SSDs in 2016. If you are spilling water or dropping the notebook it might be a problem to recover the data, as the SSDs are proprietary (...
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Target Disc Mode from 2009 Mac mini to 2019 iMac

I need to transfer some large files from an Early 2009 Mac mini to a 2019 iMac. The Mac mini has FireWire 800, Ethernet, and USB-1. The iMac has USB-C and USB-3 and Ethernet. Is this the best way to ...
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Moving MS Office 2011 from Mojave computer to older High Sierria machine

I want to upgrade my Mojave iMac to Catalina. I have a few 32 bit apps that won't work so I am migrating them over to an older iMac running High Sierra. I have successfully migrated two applications (...
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Used Migration Assistant on Catalina, now all data is missing from original drive?

One of the computers a coworker was working on, a 2012 13" MBPU, required a data transfer to a 2015 13" MBPR. He set up Migration Assistant on both computers after hooking them up with a firewire ...
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Moving photos to a new Mac from an old one - issues with permissions and iCloud [closed]

OK here's the story. My wife's old Mac -- a late 2010 MacBook Air currently running Yosemite. We get a new Macbook Air (high end model) running Mojave. I use the Migration Assistant to transfer the ...
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Is it possible to move from an old mac to a new mac only selected applications and documents?

I would like to move from an old mac book pro to a new one only selected applications and documents. I set my old mac using an older one mac so I have very old applications that I should uninstall. I ...
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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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