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Moving to the new Macbook pro?

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eddieb676 Calculating status...
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Jun 20, 2012 1:03 PM

I bought a new macbook pro and I'm planning the migration of files to the new machine.  What is the best method, with the old pro having firewire and the new one having thunderbolt? I have a lot of files, so I want it to be as speedy as possible. Maybe the firewire to thunderbolt adapter? Thanks for any adivce!

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to eddieb676)

    If you don't want to wait for the Firewire adaptor then use an external drive or your backup drive.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:15 PM (in response to eddieb676)

    No, but the Ethernet adaptor may be available now. You would have to check up on that. Otherwise, you can do wireless if your Time Machine backup device supports wireless.


    You can always get an external USB drive on which you can make a backup of your Home folder, then transfer to the new computer. However, if you do this be sure your admin account on the new computer has the exact same username as on the old computer.


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