Apple Updates Migration Assistant for Lion

Apple has released an update for Migration Assistant for Mac OS X Snow Leopard (labeled version 1.0) to make way for the release of OS X 10.7 Lion. Apple announced during its quarterly conference call with analysts on Tuesday that it was releasing Lion through the Mac App Store on Wednesday.

Apple’s patch notes say simply, “This update addresses an issue with the Migration Assistant application in Mac OS X Snow Leopard that prevents transfer of your personal data, settings, and compatible applications from a Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard to a new Mac running Mac OS X Lion.”

Note that Apple still hasn’t adjusted entirely to its new nomenclature of calling Mac OS X simply “OS X” starting with Lion.

Be that as it may, you can download the update through Software Update in Snow Leopard, where it is a 312K download. Apple also has a direct link to a standalone download on the KnowledgeBase article for the update, where it is a 714K download.