If you need to transfer data from your old Mac or Windows system to a new Mac system, you can make use of the talented ‘Migration Assistant’ tool. This is a great tool that does all the transfer work with only a little help from you. Using the Migration Assistant, all your data, settings, apps etc. can be transferred in a few clicks.
Things you should know about Migration Assistant
Transferring data using Migration Assistant is possible if a connection between the old and new system is established using one of the following ways
- Using a wired or wireless connection
- Thunderbolt or FireWire cable
- From a Time Machine backup
- Using a startup drive that can be mounted on the destination Mac
But before you use Migration assistant, there are a couple of things you can do to make the transfer process smooth and quick. Firstly, if you have any apps that you don’t use or if they are not supported by the new Mac OS, it is better they are removed. Secondly, if the source Mac (i.e. the Mac you are transferring files from) is running an OS older than Snow Leopard; you will have to update it to Snow Leopard. Third, make sure you have the updated version of the OS you have.
These are a few things that will help make the data transfer process smooth. However, despite making all of these preparations, you may still encounter problems with Migration Assistant occasionally. For instance, if the wireless or wired connection slows down or disconnects, you may encounter problems and experience data loss.
Recover data using Yodot data recovery software
If you lose data during a transfer process, don’t worry because there are tools like Yodot to recover data for you. Yodot recovery is a great way to recover all kinds of files like documents, photos, music, etc. from your hard drive.
Whether files are lost during data transfer like in the case explained above, files deleted from Trash or lost due to third cleaning tools, whatever may be the case, Yodot Recovery tool can be used to recover data. Since the software is really simple, all users can use the tool without any difficulty. Please refer the link for detailed instructions on how to restore lost files on Mac.
Another advantage of using the software is that it is compatible with all latest versions of Mac including High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, and Yosemite and so on.
Tips to have a successful transfer using Migration Assistant
Although it is possible to recover data lost during a transfer process, it is always better to be careful and protect your data. As a rule of thumb, have a backup of all data before you transfer or try anything new. Secondly, when you are using Migration Assistant, keep the following in mind.
- Ethernet cable is preferred over Wi-Fi if you have to use the internet to connect the two Macs. An even better option is to use FireWire cable or Thunderbolt and put the Mac in target disk mode.
- If you have an option, please use Time Machine drive or any other external storage device to transfer data to your new Mac in cases where possible instead of transferring between 2 Macs.