8. Moving from Windows to Mac

Who Should Read This Chapter:

If you are switching from Windows to Mac and you need to get your files or other bits of information off your old machine onto your new Mac, this chapter shows you how. You’ll also learn how to transfer files from a friend’s Windows computer to yours without needing to set up a network.

If this is your first Mac, but not your first computer, chances are that your old machine runs Windows. You may have old files on your Windows machine—your contact list, calendar events, even your browser bookmarks.

You don’t have to leave those behind. You can take them with you to your new Mac. There are many methods for bringing files and information over from your old Windows machine. ...

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