Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 3:49 PM (in response to Eliasor)
Maybe this may help:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Thanks very much for the suggeston. So if I bought that adapter, I could plug it into the Thunderbolt port on the new Mac, and connect it to an Ethernet cable from the old Mac? Is there anything else I should know about connecting the two?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 5:10 PM (in response to Eliasor)
This is an option that you may consider:
Ethernet transfer will be much faster than wireless.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Just to add a bit about my experiences with the transfer. It did finally work, but it wasn't easy!
When I finally got the cable (after Fedex lost it for 3 days), the instructions on the Apple site were totally inadequate. They didn't explain that you should turn off wi-fi on the computers, or how to set them up for Ethernet transfer on the Network screen, then get them back on wi-fi when you were done. This was not as easy as it should have been -- or at least not for me!
I finally got the two connected properly and then realized (this was admittedly my fault) that I had not upgraded the Migration Assistant on the old computer. So I had to go back and start from zero again.
I also could not get the window to open to give me a choice of which sub-folders to transfer. So I ended up transferring everything. Not a major issue, but just more time consuming.
However, once finished, everything was pretty much where it belonged, and all my apps were fine. The only one that gave me any problem was Dreamweaver. The transfer did not move DWs configuration files, but I was able to fix that by copying that Configuration folder over to the new computer via wi-fi.
By the way, those instructions that Ogelthorpe linked to, even though they say they are for 10.6, are more complete and explicit than the ones on the Apple site specifically for Mavericks. So thanks very much for the help!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 2:17 PM (in response to Eliasor)
Pleased to here that you are now where you want to be despite your difficulties. What yo have learned may help you in the future if you find yourself in a similar situation. Good luck.
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