Tag Archives: Migration Assistant

How to Restore Data From Time Machine Backups

Time Machine is certainly an easy-to-use app for backing up your data. It's free, and comes installed and ready to use with the Mac OS. In many of our Rocket Yard guides, we’ve often suggested that you perform a backup before proceeding with the rest of the steps in the guide. And for many people, that backup will be performed with Time Machine. In this Rocket Yard guide, we look at the three most often used methods to recover data from a Time Machine backup.

How to Implement Assistive Access in macOS

I recently purchased a new Mac. I used Migration Assistant to move over apps, preferences, etc. to it. However, whenever I tried to launch an AppleScript, it said I couldn’t because the utility didn’t have permission for assistive access on my Mac. You may run across this occasionally. Sometimes you have to control apps by manipulating their user interfaces with special AppleScript scripts that mimic an active user via the system’s accessibility frameworks. Make sure you trust any app or tool that asks you to do this. If you do have that trust, here's how.

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How to Use Migration Assistant with macOS Catalina

If you just upgraded to a new Mac, or used the clean install method to upgrade to macOS Catalina, chances are you’re going to need to copy information from your old Mac, or older Mac OS, to your upgraded Mac. There...

How to Clean Install macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina is usually installed as an upgrade over an existing version of the Mac OS. But you can also perform a clean install, which places a pristine version of macOS Catalina on a drive of your choice.  A clean...

macOS 101: What’s in the Utility Folder, Part 2

Have you ever wondered what’s stored in your Mac's Utilities folder? This folder contains apps that are used to perform a number of interesting chores, from providing basic information about your Mac, to displaying complex mathematical formulas as 2D or...

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