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hotrod351 07-10-2013 08:03 PM

copy apps form macpro desktop to laptop
im getting a macpro laptop for the wife to take with her on her travels and id like to copy most everything, or everything, from my macpro desktop to the laptop. thing is my desktop can only support osx tiger and the laptop im getting has snow leopard on it. so how will that work out using carbon copy cloner. can i just clone the apps i want to clone. i have a feeling its not really that easy to just clone the apps i want to transfer.

TattooedMac 07-10-2013 08:13 PM

Use Migration Assistant on the new MacBook Pro (NOT macpro laptop) which can be found in Applications>Utilities and copy over what you want. It gives you a choice from System Files, Applications, and some other suggestions, cant quite remember, but yea Migration Assistant on the New MBP will be your best bet.


hotrod351 07-10-2013 08:53 PM

so if i want to copy a program, say mac bluray player to my macbook pro laptop it will give me suggestions on what other items i might need to also transfer to make it work.

TattooedMac 07-10-2013 09:12 PM

Yes. You can check mark what you want to Migrate over and what not too. You will need to have the Macs in Target Disk Mode to do this, but migration Assistant is your best bet. If the MacPro is on a Single HD, your MBP might even pick it up as a Ext HD and you wont need Target Disk Mode.

hotrod351 07-10-2013 09:19 PM

if i just migrated the whole hard drive form my desktop to my laptop how will this affect the fact that my laptop has snow leopard on it and my desktop has tiger. pretty much that is what i want to do, copy everything except leave snow leopard as the operating system.

TattooedMac 07-10-2013 09:39 PM

As long as it doesnt copy the OS over it should be OK, but there will be Tiger System Settings that wont come over when you do. It should only Migrate what is compatible with the current OS.

hotrod351 07-10-2013 10:17 PM

ill check into it some more. i wont be getting the laptop for about a week.

chas_m 07-11-2013 10:19 AM

Migration Assistant does not copy over the old OS or anything that won't run on your newer system, so that's not a concern.

hotrod351 07-11-2013 10:33 AM

ok. you see ive never used Migration Assistant before, i have used carbon copy cloner. i just dont want to change the newer system, but want everything thats on my desktop. so that sounds good.

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