macOS Mojave: Migration Assistant transfers third-party data from Windows PCs

Apple extends its Windows Migration Assistant in macOS 10.14 Mojave with a handful of new features that make switching from Windows to macOS a seamless experience. Now, when migrating from a Windows system, data from subsequently installed programs will also be transferred.

Apple extends migration wizards

Apple offers the Migration Assistant a “removal service” for the Mac. The wizard copies data such as documents, apps, user accounts, and settings from another computer to a new Mac. It also supports selected content from Windows PCs. The selection was so far very limited for Windows users. An attentive Twitter user has now discovered that in the upcoming macOS 10.14 Mojave more options for moving from a Windows PC are offered.

The new version now not only transfers documents and personal data, but also the complete user accounts and data of installed programs, such as Microsoft Outlook.

“As of macOS Mojave 10.14 beta, the Setup Assistant and Migration Assistant applications can migrate certain data from a PC running Windows. Your accounts are transferred along with the documents, emails, contacts, and calendar data from popular programs such as Microsoft Outlook. To migrate your data to your Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 beta, you need to download and run the Migration Wizard for the PC. ”

Previously, the Migration Assistant had mostly devoted files from the top-level folder of the root directory of the currently logged-on PC user. Additional installed Windows applications were handled very sparingly. For example, the 64-bit versions of Outlook were not supported at all.

With macOS 10.14 Mojave, moving from a Windows system is much more comfortable. However, it is worth noting that the Migration Assistant is still in beta, and that an application should be treated with caution in this case.

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