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Easiest way to move files to my new Mac from PC


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My PC crashed and we have a new iMac (our first). I'm working on restoring my files to a computer at work and will have my "my documents" on an external HD.

I was going to manually copy all my photos, videos, music and documents to the Mac and put them in the right folders etc. But the restore is taking soooo long and I've just really processed I've got almost 60GB of files to move -is there an easy way i.e. software/app that will do this for me.
I know I can take it to the apple store- but that seems like it would take hours to transfer.
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You can use an app which is built in to OS X called "Migration Assistant", but I'm afraid it will take just as long, if not even longer than your current process due to the fact that you'd have to connect both computers via an ethernet cable. USB to USB won't work.

As for people at Apple doing it for you, they will not unless you've purchased "One to One" service. It's a great service, but to be honest, the whole transfer part of it would be redundant to someone like you. And they won't move files any faster than you currently are, trust me.

Just stick to your current plan, you're much better off.

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Well I guess that's good to know. I guess there are no shortcuts for some things.

6 years ago when I last bought a new computer I recall some issues with restoring my itunes library. Is there anything I need to watch out for on that?
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I'm not much of an iTunes guy, but as far as I know you shouldn't have any issues if you copy the database file over and make sure to point iTunes to where it is afterward.

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Thanks Doug!
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