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Ixtcuintli Calculating status...
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May 20, 2012 5:04 AM

Hi everyone.

I have just changed to an Imac from Windows and am trying to use the migration assistant to transfer my iTunes music, photos, documents etc.    I am using an ethernet cable.  Both computers recognize eachother but the assistant (on the mac side) is stuck at "inspecting your computer".   It never comes up with a list of stuff to transfer. I tried also with wifi - same result.

 

Would anyone have any suggestions?

 

Many thanks for your help

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6), Windows Vista on the PC
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,365 points)
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    May 20, 2012 5:40 AM (in response to Ixtcuintli)

    Have a look at > Switch 101: Migrate your Windows files or system to your Mac, perhaps you are missing > Windows Migration Assistant for Lion v1.0 for the PC.

     

    Personally I prefer using an External Hard Drive formatted MS-DOS FAT-32 for sharing files between Mac's and PC's.

    iMac, Mac Mini, iPad, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (10.7.4) Safari, iTunes, iPhoto
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,365 points)
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    May 20, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to Ixtcuintli)

    1. At the bottom of the Switch 101 article, click on the little reveal arrow next to "Manually migrating" for more info.

     

    Screen shot 2012-05-20 at 9.57.06 AM.jpg

     

    2. You may need the > Windows Migration Assistant for Lion v1.0 to help the migrating process if you choose that method of transfer.
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,365 points)
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    May 22, 2012 4:36 PM (in response to Ixtcuintli)

    Your welcome!

  • fredct Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 7:38 PM (in response to Ixtcuintli)

    I know it's too late for the original poster, but I was having this problem as well. I quit migration assistant multiple times, relaunched, and it kept getting stuck on 'inspecting...'

     

    I went ahead and rebooted both the Mac and PC, tried again, and it worked! Not sure which needed to be rebooted (although my hunch would be Windows because the Mac was brand new), but either way... when in doubt, reboot!

  • tauby Calculating status...
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    Mar 6, 2013 3:37 PM (in response to fredct)

    Thanks, fredct.  I was having the same issue, but rebooting both machines worked for me too.  Who knows why.  (The two machines are connected directly via Ethernet - a Win7 box and a new Mac Mini.)

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