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This is an old thread, but I ran into this issue and the way to fix it is as follows: You have to be able to access the hard drive you migrated from. Make sure all Office programs are closed. On the new hard drive/computer you migrated to, delete the following file: /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.office.licensing.plist Go to the HD you had a ...


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I solved the problem by configuring on both macs IPV6 to automatic (one has "disabled", the other "automatic"). Hope it will help everybody in the future. Laurent


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When you get a new Mac, you can use Migration Assistant, along with your Time Machine external drive, to restore your a backup to your new computer. However, Time Machine will not backup your new computer to that external drive because it recognizes that the identifier of the internal drive on your new computer doesn't match the identifier of the internal ...


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Apparently with macOS Sierra your new Mac can inherit your old Time Machine disk and likely with High Sierra, too. I recently moved the main drive from a failing 2011 mini to a new-to-me 2012 mini. I was prepared to erase the Time Machine disk and start over, as suggested by the first commenter, but I plugged it in and out of curiosity was looking at its ...


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From OS X: About FileVault 2: Users not enabled for FileVault unlock will only be able to log in to that Mac after an unlock-enabled user has started or unlocked the drive. Once unlocked, the drive remains unlocked and available to all users, until the computer is shut down. In order to enable the migrated user for FileVault: Log in with the account ...


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Apple has a very nice explanation of how Migration Assistant works, what steps and accessories you need and much more: How to use Migration Assistant to transfer files from another Mac In a nutshell, Migration Assistant has three bins of data to move: Applications (just the programs - no user data or settings transfer) Users (the user data, settings, ...


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Have you considered cloning your current hard drive? With a utility like Carbon Copy Cloner (which you can use for free for 30 days, I think), and an external interface for your new hard drive (USB, Firewire, etc.), you can clone--i.e. make a bit-for-bit copy of your operating system and installed programs--the drive that's currently in your computer. Then, ...


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Wired ethernet (gigabit on both ends) will be every bit as fast as Firewire to Thunderbolt and without the cost of the adapter. Depending on how noisy your Wireless environment is, you might have a limiting factor in the speed of the old iMac hard drive that's lower than WiFi throughput, but wired ethernet is so much more reliable, I'd do that if you can. ...


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You may get a lot of opinions about this but I have been migrating from one Mac to another since the original Mac O/S public beta with nary a problem. On occasion I will make a quick pass through the root and user level Application Support folders and remove anything associated with an app I know has been removed. Same with the Preferences folder (both User ...


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It turns out that Migration Assistant doesn't copy the VPN shared secret, if any. So if that's what your VPN connection uses, go to System Preferences > Network > (your VPN) > Authentication Settings... and set the correct value for the shared secret. Then Apply and try to connect again.


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G/L trying to get a replacement from MS based on the Product ID. I just tried & they want to charge $40 for a replacement key (the product is still only good for 1 license)


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Depending on where you bought Office 2011, you can retrieve the product key from Microsoft using the instructions on their website. If this doesn't work for you (ie. you probably don't own a legitimate copy of the program) I'm afraid you're out of luck, I believe the licensing information may be stored in the com.microsoft.office.licensing.plist file which ...


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Ok, I have actually had this problem a lot as I'm the IT guy at a company that uses Macs and I could never figure out what it was but just found the answer: it's the Thunderbolt Bridge On the computer you're migrating from, plug the Thunderbolt cable in. Then go to System Preferences>Network and make sure that there is a network interface called Thunderbolt ...


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Hi I had to do a couple of things to do before being able to see my previous archives on my new Mac's Time Machine. For history here is what I did : Run the sudo tmutil associatedisk -a on terminal Had the following error: Failed to gather snapshots for xxx It was a problem of terminal permissions ! So I did this: I went into System Preferences > ...


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It actually doesn't matter. If you install Lion you can use the Time Machine backup as the source for restoring all data through Migration Assistant. It works exactly the same as if you put your old machine into target disk mode and use it as a drive for Migration Assistant. (I was really surprised to find this out a couple of days ago when shuffling hard ...


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I've had a similar problem, which may be different to your problem because all the computers in my house share the same backup drive, and so there are lots of different backup files. My problem (which I fixed) was that Migration Assistant couldn't see the backup drive, but it turned out that if I opened the drive in Finder, and then opened the '....


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In general you should not be concerned. However, if you are concerned I recommend you do the following instead: Upgrade to Mountain Lion (do not do a clean wipe). Then re-install Mountain Lion again. Whereas the upgrade essentially checks and patches the system to make it the new OS, re-installing will effectively wipe the entire OS, leaving your user & ...


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Yes, though there are caveats. I decide to try it and see; I reformatted my hard disk, installed Lion, then used Migration Assistant to restore the two user accounts. Until this point everything works perfectly, but there were two major unrelated problems to downgrading: 1) is a user account login bug with Lion that requires use of the passwordreset utility ...


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I have the same setup except my iMac sports Thunderbolt. I had the same problem and never solved it, but I did find the following work-around helpful: Place the iMac in Target Mode by going to Apple|System Preferences|Startup Disk, make sure your startup disk is highlighted, select Target Disk Mode and confirm. Connect the computers by Firewire or ...


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I had this same problem in 10.9 trying to migrate across the network -- the source computer would spin its wheels, forever looking for a destination, while the destination computer would immediately find the source. I accidentally clicked on the icon for the source computer of the destination computer's Migration Assistant and the "next" button ungrayed ...


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For me, the problem was the my source computer had the firewall turned on. Once I turned it off, all worked as expected. (Code showed up, M.A. worked properly.) System Prefs -> Security -> Firewall -> Turn Firewall Off.


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The simplest method to install things is as follows: Connect the new drive to a USB to SATA adapter Partition and format the "external" drive using Disk Utility Download the OS X installer you want and install the OS on to the "external" When you boot to the external, let migration assistant copy everything to the "external" Test that the "external" works ...


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This can be done with Time Machine. NOTE this will not make an exact bit-for-bit copy of your current harddrive, but will copy over all users' files, settings, applications, etc. (including /usr/local), as well as the operating system files themselves. Time Machine does not backup cache directories, files that have been moved to the trash, etc. I have also ...


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The best way to migrate is to make sure you have a current Time Machine backup and just restore from that volume to the new machine. I have restored from a Time Machine backup to an empty formatted hard drive and it worked perfectly, including my custom FTP, HTTP, and git configurations. It took about 10 hours for a 1TB backup.


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I just managed to get my keys to my new mac (this only works if you still have access to the old Mac and can boot it up): (on the old mac) Remove your current user's password Create a new keychain (without a password) Copy all keys in "Local Items" to your new keychain Copy the keychain to the new mac (on the new mac) Remove your current user's password Add ...


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When having problems with Migration Assistant the first thing to do is go back to basics. Do the migration one step at a time. When I run into trouble I create a new user on the old machine and migrate just that user. I then make sure I clean as much junk out of my account on the old machine. Then try migrating just that account. If you get problems with ...


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Ok I just got a new MBPr 15 and had this problem too. Fresh migration didn't work. If I skipped migrating and used migration assistant later that did work but isnt really a full copy. Here is what worked for me. Boot up the new computer into recover mode. So boot and hold 'r'. In recovery mode try using restore from time machine backup. That took maybe 2 ...


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I also had this problem. However, my Time Machine backup was on a networked drive, and it was part of a sparesbundle. I found this site https://nairteashop.org/keeping-backup-history-when-switching-to-a-new-mac/ which explains how to do that. First I had to inheritbackup of that sparesbundle: sudo tmutil inheritbackup "/Volumes/Backups/OldComputerName....


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Okay, here we go It's a simple answer, so... After wasting hours of time trying to figure this out I realized that Migration Assistant is not smart enough to set up the Ethernet connection itself. I had to go into System-Preferences->Network and add and manage the Ethernet. I then turned off the wifi, turned on file sharing, and was able to see the other ...


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Not easily can you let migration assistant handle that task. Instead I would migrate everything but the user accounts to the new drive. Then do some reading on options and mechanics: http://mattgemmell.com/using-os-x-with-an-ssd-plus-hdd-setup/ Optimize macbook pro for internal SSD+HDD drives One mac, Two or more storage devices - how to divide things? My ...


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