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How do i transfer an app and its contents to new mac

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Mar 5, 2013 8:12 AM

Hi,

 

I've just got a new Macbook with Mountain Lion. I backed up my old Mac (Lion) using Carbon Copy Cloner - although i'm not sure whether it was a bootable back up (when i plug the external harddrive in it shows multipe folders - users, systems, library, applications etc...).

 

How do I transfer Aperture , Final Cut Pro, iWork, and iLife and all of their saved contents (projects, pictures etc...) over to my new mac. The Genius today told me that because I didn't do a time machine back up I should be careful when transfering these as certain program files may have changed and will have an affect on the new machine...

 

Also, I should mention that I don't have Final Cut Pro, Aperture or iWork installed on my new mac.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

 

Thanks, Aaron

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,180 points)

    Hi aaronwatts,

     

    Do you still have the old Mac with all your stuff on it? If so, take a look at this Migration Assistant Support article from Apple:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4413

     

    Hope this helps!

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,180 points)

    Was your old one totally unusable? What did they offer in terms of getting your stuff off of it and moved over to the new Mac?

     

    I would go back into the store with your new Mac and your backup, and explain what happened. It seems to me that they should be able to help you to get your stuff over to the new machine.

     

    You say it was a replacement. Was it replaced because of a faulty hardware, or replaced as a result of "user induced" damage? The reason I ask is because the circumstances around the replacement kind of dictate the level of obligation (if any) that the store has to help you out here.

     

    Can you fill me in?

     

    Thanks,

     

    GB

  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,180 points)

    Well, considering the repeated issues that you had leading up to the replacement, all not your fault, it would behoove the store to help you get your files onto your replacement. They will help someone move files to a Mac from a Windows machine....

     

    Any chance you could contact them to see what they would be willing to do? Seems like they could go a bit out of the way to help you out on this....

     

    Otherwise, (and sorry I jumped in here), but it might be a good idea to repost your original inquiry. There are a lot of people on this community (Linc Davis and Kappy being a couple), who probably can help you to figure out what is safe to transfer over and what may cause issues....

     

    Best of luck!

     

    GB

  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,180 points)

    LINC DAVIS, KAPPY, NIEL, ALLAN, VARJAK - can any of you help Aaron out? He's had a rough time of it with his hardware, and needs help to get his files over to the replacement Mac that was given to him by his Apple Store. I did the best I could, but we need someone with real expertise to jump in at this point!

     

    Thanks!

     

    GB

  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,180 points)

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Hoping they see their names in my last post. There is no way to contact them directly, but they are always providing support on the site. So, they should see my post (hopefully)....

     

    Give them a little time to see it - I'm fairly certain one or more of them will respond!

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,605 points)

    If you external HDD is a copy made from Carbon Copy Cloner, boot the new MPD holding down the OPTION key.  You should see HDD icons for you new MBP and CCC.  Select the CCC icon.  When it opens, select the CCC application.  In the Source field, select the CCC HDD and in the Destination field select the new MBP HDD.  Click on the clone button.

     

    Ciao.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,605 points)

    It should transfer every thing that is on the CCC HDD.  If not, then you can transfer the movies separately by attaching the CCC HDD, clicking on it and 'drag and drop' the movie folder.  Nothing will be deleted from the CCC HDD.

     

    Ciao.

  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,180 points)

    Thanks OGELTHORPE!

     

    Emerald City, eh? I'm reading Out of OZ right now....not sure if I've seen you there yet....

     

    I will also keep you in mind for next time I send out an SOS!

     

    Thanks again,

     

    GB

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,605 points)

    There is a slim possibility that some updating may be needed, but I am not aware of any applications that are not compatible with with Mt. Lion that are with Lion.  I would just transfer the data and see what happens. 

     

    If the iPhoto version is different then the one on the clone, then you may have to make an adjustment.  The newer the clone, the less likely there will be any incompatibilities.  Understand that the data on the clone will remain intact, so this is not a high risk operation.

     

    Ciao.

     

    Gail from Maine, greetings;  Oz is a wondrous place.  It is a reflection of my belief that there should always be some whimsy in life. 

     

    Ciao.

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