2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2012 7:56 AM by AbsoluteComputers
WillyKasik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I bought a new MacBook Air - when I went to transfer files from my old MacBook - I used Migration Assistant - but both computers just sat looking for another omputer

MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010), Mac OS X (10.3.x), OSX Lion
  • 1. Re: migration assistant new mac?
    SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,220 points)

    Not saying you should do this, because it is up to you...


    If it were me, I would reinstall OS X, then use SETUP ASSISTANT , not migration Assistant, and then use a Time Machine backup of the old one as source for the data/app/user import. The resultant setup will be a seamless transition from your old one, to your new one.

  • 2. Re: migration assistant new mac?
    AbsoluteComputers Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    How are you trying to do the migration, wi-fi or via an HD?


    If wi-fi, then both Macs must be logged on to the same network.

    If you do have a TimeMachine backup, then SP's correct, it's way quicker than wi-fi which will take upto 12 hours for  200+Gb's of data to copy.