2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2014 11:39 AM by a brody
M2Wild Level 1 Level 1

Can I stop a Mac to Mac file migration?  Very slow and would like to to take to Apple for assistance....

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.2), Transferring from 2008 Mac Book
  • mario49 Community Specialists Community Specialists

    Hello M2Wild,


    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.

    For more information, take a look at:


    OS X: How to migrate data from another Mac using Mavericks




    The amount of time that it takes for migration to complete depends on the amount of data being copied, and the speed of the connection.



    Command q will quit the migration. 


    Have a nice day,


  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    Classic Mac OS

    That's an oversimplistic answer.


    There is a chance you could be left with a partially migrated system, making your destination system unbootable.  So hopefully you backed up both systems before you began the migration process.   If you do find things are unbootable, and you have no backup these solutions exist: