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cannot migrate maverick on time machine to another computer with maverick

OS:  Maverick  (updated completely).

I had problems with mac book pro which had maverick on it.  Reformated  the my old computer with maverick on it.  Went to use migration assistant to put information back on and the error comes up "looking for source"  everything works until that point and the wheel keeps spinning on migration assistant.

I can see my files on the Lacie backup drive which has time machine, but migration assistant will not work to bring files over to the updated maverick.  

Thanks

George
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strungCommented:
See if the suggestion in this thread helps:

https://discussions.apple.com/message/24257760#24257760

Otherwise, try mounting your external drive in Finder before starting migration assistant.
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strungCommented:
Here is another thread which might help:

http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/43052/migration-assistant-and-usb-time-machine-disk

That thread suggests that you hit the "continue" button even though it is greyed out.
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Peter LoobuyckCommented:
I also think the continue button should just be clicked. Sometimes it seems that the source of the data hasn't been found, but it is.
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GeorgeidpAuthor Commented:
Update:   I see the lacie backup drive on my desktop and in the finder location.  Time machine does not see the drive for me to choose.
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strungCommented:
You mean migration assistant won't find it, not Time Machine?

Also, see this link re associating a new computer with a time machine backup from an old computer:

http://pondini.org/TM/B6.html
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GeorgeidpAuthor Commented:
yes migration assistant
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strungCommented:
Try double clicking on the LaCie volume to open it. Then double click on the Time Machine backup. Then run migration assistant.
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GeorgeidpAuthor Commented:
didn't bring over everything, but it was a start.  did the rest manually.

thanks again
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