You verified that the two Macs are in communication by matching a code number generated by the Migration Assistant app, and you're now waiting while your new Mac begins gathering information from your old Mac about the type of data that can transfer between them. This process can take a bit of time, so be patient. Eventually, your new Mac will display a list of items that can be migrated to it.
All applications installed in the Applications folder on your old Mac can be transferred over to your new Mac. If an application exists on both the old and new Macs, the newest version will be retained. You can only bring over all applications or none; you can't pick and choose apps. User Accounts: This is likely the main reason you wanted to bring data from your old Mac to your new Mac. All of your documents, music, movies, and pictures are stored in your user account. The Migration Assistant allows you to copy or ignore each of the following user account folders:.
The other data item is essentially any files or folders you created within your user account, but are not within any of the special folders named above. Other Files and Folders: Files and folders refer to items that reside at the top level of the old Mac's startup drive. Selecting this option will ensure that any non-Mac apps you may have installed are also brought over to your new Mac. Computers and Network Settings: This allows Migration Assistant to bring settings information from your old Mac to your new Mac.
This includes such things as your Mac's name, and network setup and preferences. Migration Assistant can now resolve user account duplication problems that have been an issue in the past. With previous versions of Migration Assistant, you couldn't copy a user account to your new Mac if that user account name was already present on the new Mac.
This often happened during the OS X setup process on the new Mac, during which you were asked to create an administrator account.
Like many of us, you probably picked the same account name you were using on your old Mac. When it came time to migrate data from the old Mac, Migration Assistant would throw up its hands and say that it couldn't copy the data over because the user account already existed. Luckily for us, the Migration Assistant now provides two methods for resolving user account duplication problems. If Migration Assistant determines there will be an account duplication problem, the user account name in the transfer list will include red warning text that says:.
With the last steps out of the way see previous pages , the migration of data from your old Mac to your new Mac is now complete.
You should be able to log into your new Mac and find all of your user data ready for you to use. One of the options in the Migration Assistant is to copy over all of your apps from your old Mac to your new Mac. This process usually goes off without a hitch. However, there will likely be a few applications that will balk at being moved around like this, and act as if this is the first time they've been installed.
This means they may ask you to provide license keys or activate them in some manner. This occurs for a couple of reasons. Some apps are tied to the hardware they were installed on. When the app checks its hardware base, it can detect that the hardware has changed, so it may ask you to reactivate the app.
To change the permissions, do the following: Two folders and a file need to be copied to your new Mac or your new system. Copy the Keychain folder to the same location on your new Mac or in your new system. This allows Migration Assistant to bring settings information from your old Mac to your new Mac. The Migration Assistant asks you to close programs like Edge, Chrome and Firefox, if they are running. This often happened during the OS X setup process on the new Mac, during which you were asked to create an administrator account.
Some applications keep a license file in some offbeat location that the Migration Assistant doesn't copy over to the new Mac. When the app checks for its license file and doesn't find it, it will ask you to enter the license key. Luckily, application license problems are few.
For the most part, all apps will work just as they did before, but to make things easier on yourself, you should have your license keys ready for any app that needs them. Applications you purchased from the Mac App Store shouldn't have this issue.
If you do see a problem with an app from the Mac App Store, try logging into the store. If the problem persists, you can always download a fresh copy from the store.
It comes with a wizard-like interface and requires users to close some programs before even attempting to transfer information. For instance, email clients or other applications that might interfere with the data that needs to be transferred are to be closed. The Windows needs to be updated to its latest version, users need to provide the application with valid administrator credentials for the source workstation and the two machines need to be connected to the same network.
Connecting the two devices can also be done directly through an Ethernet cable. After installing the Windows Migration Assistant, users need to quit other active apps, launch the utility and follow the on-screen instructions provided by the interactive wizard. If you recently bought a new Mac machine and want to quickly transfer contacts, email accounts, and other data from your Windows 10 PC to Mac, then you can use the official Windows Migration Assistant from Apple for Windows.
The Windows Migration Assistant program helps you transfer contacts, email accounts, calendar, bookmarks, documents, pictures, system settings, and other files to your new Mac.
Click this link to download Windows Migration Assistant v To be used for transferring a Windows XP SP 3 and later system to a Mac. Apple · Mac · iPad · iPhone · Watch · TV · Music · Support · Shopping Bag. Cancel Met deze software migreert u gegevens van een Windows-pc met Windows. De migratie-assistent wordt automatisch gestart nadat deze is.
So, transferring data from your Windows PC to a Mac is fairly easy now. If you are wondering, yes, you can transfer data from PC to your old Mac as well.
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