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is migration via external hardrive possible?

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Well I have no clue where to post this - since it fits int about three categories. I figure Software works since it's dealing with Migration Assistant.

No other post I've read really answers my question. I Just see a lot of condescending answers that skirt around the issue lol.

I am selling my mac so I can get another mac.

Currently own a MacBook Pro - want a MacMini.

Will I be able to migrate all my settings, apps and whatnot to another mac via external hard-drive?

I already backuped everything onto it with Time Machine Backup.

I need to know if this is possible before I sale my Mac today.

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Yep, that's the wonders of Migration Assistant. You can select the TM backup from your external HD and just go from there.

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Its one of the first options when you boot up a new mac

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