5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2010 4:50 PM by Pondini
BBJ_Tim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am sure this is already here in the forum.

I am getting ready to upgrade my iMac to a new iMac. Can I restore or basically copy all setings, files and applications from my Time Machine / Time Capsule back-up to the new iMac once I am connected at home?

Thanks!

iMac, Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • 1. Re: Time Machine to transfer to new iMac
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)
    Use +Setup Assistant+ when your shiny new Mac first starts up.

    See #19 in [Time Machine - Frequently Asked Questions|http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/FAQ.html] (or use the link in *User Tips* at the top of this forum).

    If the old Mac is still available, it will be much faster to transfer directly from it than your Time Capsule. If not, connect the new Mac to the TC via Ethernet cable. Or make a "clone" of it to an external HD, and transfer from that.
  • 2. Re: Time Machine to transfer to new iMac
    BBJ_Tim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Az a matter of fact, I will have the old Mac sitting right next to it when I set it up.
  • 3. Re: Time Machine to transfer to new iMac
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)
    Ah, great. Connect via FireWire (you may need a FW/400 to FW/800 adapter) and start the old one in +Target Disk Mode,+ per the instructions, and it will quick and painless!
  • 4. Re: Time Machine to transfer to new iMac
    BBJ_Tim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Awesome. It looks like both can handle 800. Can you point me to the step-by-step when I turn on the new iMac and am ready to clone my current iMac? Instruction manual or just connect, turn it on and let iMac do the rest?
  • 5. Re: Time Machine to transfer to new iMac
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)
    BBJ_Tim wrote:
    Awesome. It looks like both can handle 800.


    Yay!

    Can you point me to the step-by-step when I turn on the new iMac and am ready to clone my current iMac?


    It's not a "clone," but I did. See #19 in [Time Machine - Frequently Asked Questions|http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/FAQ.html] (or use the link in *User Tips* at the top of this forum).