How to transfer HD files from fried MBP to brand new MBA? How to?
So My wife's Mid-2012 MBP 15" just took a dump: (Previous thread)
So after figuring out that the cost to repair this myself with the help of the people on this site was going to cost 50%or more of the cost of a new one, I've decided to buy another Mac.
I just bought a brand new MBA 13". She is a photographer and had a lot of editing programs along with pictures on her MBP. I'm not sure she ever backed up her HD with Time Machine or anything like that (we are not very techy people).
What is the procedure for getting those programs and files off the MBP HD and putting them on the new MBA?
I have already taken the MBP HD out. I still do not know if the HD survived whatever caused the Logic board to malfunction. The suggestions have been that the HD is probably fine.
When buying the new MBA I also picked up a Western Digital My Cloud. I currently have a USB External that my wife has used to transfer files and photos from the MBP HD over the years as it filled up.
What are my options? I do plan on buying a SATA to USB or an External case for the MBP HD whichever one is needed so that way My wife doesn't loose her valuables. I'm just looking for a guide on how to accomplish this from start to finish.
I should mention that the Adobe Photoshop programs and Microsoft programs that were on the MBP were bought and downloaded online from their websites and not disks.
Is this a good question?