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migrate data from macbook hard drive to new mac

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So my mom spilled coffee on her macbook pro and damaged the keyboard, optical drive, and the screen.  We managed to save the hard drive and are getting a new macbook pro.  I was wondering if anyone knows if we put the old drive into a external enclosure could we use the migration assistant to move all her information into the new MBP. 

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According to Apple, Migration Assistant supports external disks:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4413?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US#3

So you should be able to plug it in via USB and choose the option to migrate from a disk. You'd just buy a USB 3 enclosure like this:

http://www.amazon.com/SIIG-2-5-Inch-Tool-Less-Enclosure-JU-SA0M12-S1/dp/B008DWBQU0/

If it doesn't work for some reason, you can always get another drive, boot from the original and then make a Time Machine backup to the other drive and migrate from Time Machine.
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