October 10th, 2019
February 20, 2021
If you have just bought your MAC and you are willing to switch from Windows PC to Mac, congratulations! You’re eager to use your Mac, but you’ve assembled years of data on that PC. Switching platforms does not mean to start over: You can still use those old files. Apple makes it easier with a free utility called Migration Assistant. So, in this article, I will be explaining how can you move your data from a Windows PC to your Mac. Before moving to the solution, let’s first know about Migration Assistant.
Migration Assistant is a utility provided by Apple, which is included in the utility folder of every Mac. You can see it when you first start up your Mac when Mac asks if you want to transfer data over from another Mac, a Time Machine backup, or a PC. Migration Assistant can transfer your contacts, calendars, email accounts, and more from a PC. Additionally, it migrates this data to the appropriate places on your Mac.
Apple makes the app freely available to download for transferring to your Mac. You’ll require specific software, depending on what macOS or OS X operating system you’re transferring to. You need to download the Migration Assistant software to your PC before you begin.
Before you Start
For a smooth migration, you are required to keep certain things in mind like:
Just follow the below instructions to move data from a Windows PC to Mac.
You can see the progress and estimated time remaining on both the PC and your Mac. It will tell you when migration is complete.
When the migration process gets complete, just close Windows Migration Assistant on your PC. After that, log in to the new user account on your Mac. The first time you log in to a user account migrated from your PC, you are asked to set a password. You can use the similar password that you used on your PC, or else create a new password.
There are several other ways to transfer data (files) from a PC to a Mac, including:
The article is describing the best techniques to move your data from a Windows PC to your Mac. The Migration Assistant is a utility provided by Apple that can easily transfer the data from a Windows to a Mac. Other than this, there are various other methods which are mentioned in this article. I hope they solve your purpose.
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