Transferring files from PC to new iMac
August 13, 2014 10:53 AM Subscribe
I bought my very first mac yesterday - an iMac. Very excited!!!! I went through the start up screens where it offered to automagically transfer my files from my 5 year old sony vaio laptop, sitting in the same room. I am normally skeptical but decided to exercise blind faith and let it do it's thing. When it starting the transferring/migrating sequence, it said 40 hours left. Should I have done something different/better and why didn't it warn me?
I think my VAIO has about 2-300GB of stuff on it.
In the past when I got a new computer (ha, 5 yrs ago) I just did the external hard drive process which was cumbersome.
But now, I'm without my computer for another 20 or so hours, which isn't a HUGE deal (but could have been). I guess I am disappointed that there wasn't some sort of be forewarned guesstimate before I started this.......
FWIW, we asked the perky mac guy when we bought the computer if he had an insights into the file transfer process, and he didn't tell us about the automagically transfer and simply recommended having them do it, or using an ex hard drive. No help there.
Is there something I could have done differently that I don't know about?