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How to Migrate PC to Mac?

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Jan 27, 2024 • Filed to: Take Data Backup • Proven solutions

Have you just bought your first Mac and switching from Windows to MacOs? If yes, then you might be wondering how to migrate files to ne compiter.

Buying a new Mac Book can be exciting and joyful for you. Now, you can enjoy the latest features of Mac Book and can experience a totally new operating system. In addition, it offers advance graphics, exciting features, high speed, and much more to users.

migrate files from PC to Mac

But, if initially you were using Windows and now you have Mac Book, this may bring few challenges for you. For example, now, you have to move your files from PC to Mac. And, in this case, USB cable might not be a good option to transfer files from PC to Mac.

Here in the article, you will find the best solution to migrate files from PC to Mac

Part 1. Before Moving Files from Windows to Mac

Before you plan to migrate files to the new computer, here are few things that you need to focus on:

Another thing that you need to do is to check the disk (chkdsk) utility on your PC, and this will ensure that your Windows hard drive has no issue:

Part 2. 3 Solutions to Migrate PC to Mac

In this section, we have discussed 3 effective ways to migrate PC to Mac. Take a look!

Method 1. With Migration Assistant

Migration Assistant is a utility that is available in the utility folder of every Mac.

To use it for migration, first, connect your Mac to your PC either through Ethernet or my local Wi-Fi network. After this, follow the below steps:

On your new Mac:

 Finder application

 migration assistant utilities

 migration assistant to transfer files

On your PC:

  choose files to transfer

This is how you are able to transfer PC to Mac. Migration Assistant provides an absolutely free way of migrating files from PC to Mac.

Method 2. Without Migration Assistant - Use File Sharing

Are you wondering how to move the files from PC to Mac without any use of the migration assistant?

If yes, then here are the steps to migrate PC to Mac without using Migration Assistant:

Set Up File Sharing on Windows

Turn on the Network Discovery on Windows. For this, fire up your Windows PC and follow these steps:

set up sharing files

To share folders, right-click on the name of the folder, then go to Properties > Sharing > Network File and Folder Sharing > Share.

Access Windows Files on Mac

Once you're done with the sharing options, it's time to migrate files from PC to Mac. For this, follow these steps:

share file to Mac

With this, all your shared content or files will be visible on the system. To transfer files from PC to Mac, use drag and drop method.

Method 3. With Wondershare UBackit

In the case that the methods mentioned above don't work, you can use the third-party tool - Wondershare UBackit to backup files to the external drive, then transfer them to Mac to achieve PC to Mac Migration. It is a backup software that also can backup files from one computer to another. The software is compatible with Windows 10/8/8.1/7. You can check for the file backup guide. Not only this, but the program is also free to use for the first 30 day. It is fully available to help you tranfer PC to Mac.

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How to Transfer PC to Mac with UBackit Data Backup?

Step 1. Launch Wondershare UBackit

You need to download and install the program at first, then launch it on your computer. Click Create New from the main interface followed by File Backup.

file backup

Step 2. Select File to Backup

Select the files you want to transfer from PC to the Mac. Then click Select to continue.

select file to backup

Step 3. Select Backup Destination

Here you need to prepare an external disk to save the backup folders. Connect it with your computer to let UBackit recognize it. Then select the disk as the backup destination where the backup folders will be saved. After that, click Select to get the process started.

select backup destination

Step 4. Complete Backup

The backup process will take a few seconds or minutes to complete. If you receive the notification saying that the backup is complete, you can unplug the external disk safely, then connect it with your Mac computer to transfer PC to Mac.

complete backup

That's how UBackit works on transferring PC to Mac, hope you could complete the process successfully.

Part 3. After Transferring Files from Windows to Mac

When the migration of files from PC to Mac completes, close the Windows Migration Assistant on your PC.

After this, log in to a new account on your Mac. The first time when you log in to a user account, you're asked to set a password. In this case, you can either use the same password that you used on your PC or can create a new one.

Final Words

If you're a long-time Windows user and now switching to macOS, you may find it difficult to migrate files to a new computer. But, with the help of the above methods, you can easily transfer PC to Mac.

In this article, we have discussed everything that you need to know about file migration from PC to Mac. We hope that now you know how to migrate files to a new computer.

So, move all your important folders and documents from PC to the new Mac with ease!

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Amy Dennis

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