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I am transferring my hardrive on my desktop onto my laptop

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via firewire. I rebooted...
I am transferring my hardrive on my desktop onto my laptop via firewire. I rebooted the desktop holding down the "T" key and can now see my desktop hardrive on my laptop...but what do I do now? I seem to be missing a step...last time I did this all my files, applications etc., transferred automatically onto my laptop. How do I make that happen again?
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Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 7 years ago
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You need to go to Applications/Utilities/Migration Assistant.app and open that. Follow the prompts.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Applications/Utilities/Migration Assistant.app on the hardrive or on the laptop?
Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 7 years ago
On the laptop with the dresktop drive mounted on its desktop.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
ok, I did that...it's asking for a admin password XXXXX won't take it...is it maybe a problem that the admin password XXXXX both the hardrive and the laptop are the same?
Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 7 years ago
No are you sure they are the same?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
i am pretty sure...how would I check?
Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 7 years ago
Try to install acrobat or some other program to see if the password XXXXX are using is correct on both machines.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
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