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
  4. cardboard60's Avatar
    I got a 10 yr old Macbook Pro.
    Power cord is nearly broke.
    It fell off the end table and knocked some keys off.

    I went friday and bought a new MBP that was 1500.00

    My old MBP has a usb a plug..a dvd writer.
    A slot for SD card.

    New Macbook pro.
    No usb A plug nowhere on it.
    No DVD on it.
    No SD card.
    So now I cant download files to a SD card to use in my Lowrance deprhfinder.

    Can't use the SD card out of my Samsung Note 10+ to transfer pictures.

    Got to buy all kinds of cords and adapters to go from USB- A to a USB-C plug.

    Looks like I'm going to have to go to Amazon and buy a adapter. To be able to do what I used to do.

    Amazon.com: Anker USB C Hub Adapter, 5-in-1 USB C Adapter, with 4K USB C to HDMI , SD and microSD Card Reader, 2 USB 3.0 Ports, for MacBook Pro 2019/2018/2017, Pixelbook, XPS, and More: Computers & Accessories
    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Adapter...mUvbUpU3172872




    Don't know who at Apple decided I no longer need a DVD drive.
    A sd card slot.
    And a USB-a drive.

    Now I have cords and adapters everywhere.


    Had the Apple people at the Apple store to hook cords between my old macbook pro and my new macbook pro together.
    And use their screaming internet to transfer files and pictures.

    And if you don't have a fast internet connection at home.

    You might want them to download and install the software update Catalina.
    Its 8.13 gb .

    Very hard and time consuming.
    If your computer goes to sleep.
    You might loose the download.
    I did.
    It took over 3 hrs to download on my internet connection at 5 down.


    My new MBP is a lot faster.
    11-03-2019 07:55 AM

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