Moving data

Suppose you have a Windows machine with a bunch of files on it, and you want to move these files to your Mac.

Apple provides a program: Windows Migration Assistant. It transfers your contacts, calendars, and email accounts and puts them in the appropriate applications, if your Windows machine is on the same network as your Mac and you can install software on your Windows machine. (You have to be running Windows XP SP3 or later.)

Many kinds of files can just be copied from a PC to a Mac, and opened and used without any conversion or fixing. This Apple Support Article describes how to move data. Here are some options:

Mail messages require special handling, depending on where your mail is stored and in what format.

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