i'm new to mac, if i buy a time capsule will i be able to plug it into my old dell laptop and transfer all my data onto the TC easily?

  • Asked by Trent G from Perth
  • Mar 28, 2010
QA Apple Time Capsule

QA Apple Time Capsule

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  • Yes. Photo's, movies, documents etc will be compatible with your new mac but your old software won't be. Once you have copied these items to the TC you will need to import them to your new mac or copy/paste them, then they will get backed up automatically along with everything else on your mac once you have set up time machine. The first time you plug this unit into your mac it will ask you if you want to use it as the back up drive for time machine, answer YES and it's easy from there.

    • Answered by Dominic H from Auckland
    • Apr 2, 2010