MAC OSX clone different size drives


I have a Mac Book Pro with a 750GB hard disk and I want to transfer everything to a Mac Book Pro with a 500GB hard drive. The data on the 750GB hard drive is less than 500gb. Ideally, I would like to somehow move the partition from the 750GB to the 500GB drive. Can I do that and how?

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If you're looking to make an exact clone, you can do so by resizing your current partition to the desired size first:
- Open Disk Utility (located in /Applications/Utilities/)
- Select your disk and choose the partition tab
- Drag the lower-right corner of your main partition in the partition layout box to resize it to the desired capacity
- Click Apply

If you're just looking to transfer programs and data, though, the simplest way to do that is with Migration Assistant, also located in /Applications/Utilities. With Migration Assistant, you can transfer your data either through FireWire or Thunderbolt cable or over the network.
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