Step 2. You must ensure that your Macs are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Step 3. Now, you have to open your new Mac.
Start the migration
Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8.
How to Migrate Old Mac's Data to Your New MacBook Pro
Next, on your new Mac. Migration Assistant will be in search of a source. You will need to select your Time Machine hard drive just in case you are using Time Machine backup. You can follow along here for a walkthrough with images on how to erase your Mac and reinstall a clean version of macOS.
Finally, you can log into your account at appleid. Click your device, then select Remove. For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news: Michael is an editor for 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, and Electrek.
How to transfer files from your old Mac to your new Mac
July 12, Step 1. Very sad. For example I had a friend and it said it would take over hours to do the Migration! Also if you have any other computers being used on the network which you probably do then it will slow everything down. So only do this as a last resort. And turning off all the other wireless computers, ipads etc in the house will make it faster. See this good article for more info on this!
See this article from Apple about target disk mode.
Connect the computers to each other
I want to buy a Macbook Air and transfer absolutely everything from my Macbook Pro. I have a lot of information on my Family Tree maker program Can I transfer program and all to the new Mac? Thank you.
The screen boots up through the apple icon phase, but otherwise has a scrambled display of digital squiggles. Can and should I take it into a genius bar, and will they assist? Or can I simply buy a thunderbolt to ethernet cable and will the hard drive and desk top show up on my new retna? Reaching out to you because your dialogue is so user friendly and common sense based.
By the way your picture of you and toddler is refreshing. Reminds me of time I got to spend with my son in the mountains of N. Our children grow so fast, its so important to spend real and quality time every day with them. Thanks so much. Id not.. I backup my macbook to an Iomega drive via the firewire port. I think apple makes a Thunderbolt to firewire cable.
I have just bought a new macmini I7. Only have USB on the Macair. What do you suggest. I have an external drive and also an HDMI to ethernet adaptor. Boot the old mac into firewire target disk mode, then use it like an external hard disk. How long ball park should I expect this to take?