Archive for November 24th, 2015

by Tom Nelson

OS X includes a Migration Assistant that can help you move your user data, system settings, and applications from a previous Mac to your new one. Starting with OS X Lion (released in July of 2011), OS X has included a Migration Assistant that can work with Windows-based PCs to move user data to the Mac. Unlike the Mac’s Migration Assistant, the Windows-based version can’t move applications from your PC to your Mac, but it can move email, contacts, and calendars, as well as bookmarks, pictures, music, movies, and most user files.


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Unless your Mac is running Lion (OS X 10.7.x) or later, you won’t be able to use the Migration Assistant to transfer information from your PC.

But don’t despair; there are a few other options for moving your Windows data to your new Mac, and even with the Windows Migration Assistant, you may find that a few files you need didn’t make the transfer.

Read more on About: Macs.

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