How Do I Move My Data Over to My New Mac?

Episode 1835 (1:27:20)

Fran from Irvine, CA
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Fran wants to know how she can transfer data from her external hard drives from her new Mac. Leo says that there's a migration assistant on the new Mac that will walk her through it.  But depending on how old her Mac is, she may be stuck with a certain version of macOS, but she should be able to migrate the data straight over no matter what version macOS is. Does she have to have Apple do it? Leo says no. That iMac will ask her the first time if she has an old Mac. Just connect them and then log in to the old Mac and it should migrate it over automatically. Will it do the external drives? Leo says it may not do it automatically. But that's a simple drag and drop.  And if she is using Time Machine, it could ask her that as well. Plug in that drive, and it'll automatically be moved over.