1. ookineko's Avatar
    I'm about to upgrade a 10-year MBP. I've heard Migration Assistant isn't a great idea in situations where the Mac you're using as a source is quite old.... nine or ten years. A lot of incompatible apps, deprecated file formats, old drivers -- what's the best practice for moving to a new mac from a really ANCIENT mac? Just Sneakernet? Thx
    09-25-2019 06:31 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Export all of your precious files, photos, videos and music to an external drive and then transfer them from the external drive to your new MacBook Pro.
    09-25-2019 07:05 PM
  3. ookineko's Avatar
    Hi -- thanks. That certainly addresses the data files. Hoping there was a way to run a modified migration assistant session to avoid a complete re-setup (installations, network, browsers, password manager, etc.....) I'm just afraid of copying over junk, lurking malware or other issues, which is why I didn't want to use migration assistant.
    09-25-2019 09:48 PM

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