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Can I copy all files and apps from my old iMac to a new one using set-up assistant without erasing the old computer?

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Oct 11, 2013 11:59 AM

I have an iMac at home that I've been using for my business.  I just sub-leased office space and bought another iMac for that. I want to copy all the files from my old computer to the new one (using time capsule) - but I want to continue using all the files on the old computer as well. Does the set-up utility (when I first turn on the new computer) allow this? Or will it erase everything from the time capsule?  Btw I have a new time capsule for the new computer.



iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013), iOS 7


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