The Migration Assistant connects to your physical PC and performs the conversions and transfers of files necessary to create the virtual machine on your Mac.

Unless you specify a file location for a virtual machine when you use the Migration Assistant to migrate the virtual machine, Fusion saves the virtual machine package to a default location, which can vary. See Default File Location of a Virtual Machine.


  • Your Mac and PC must be on the same network and remain powered on during the migration. Although you can migrate your PC over a wireless network, the process is significantly faster if you connect your Mac and PC with a network cable.
  • The PC Migration Agent must be running on your PC and displaying a four-digit passcode.


  1. Select File > Migrate Your PC.
    The Migration Assistant appears.
  2. Click Continue.
    The Connect to Your PC panel appears.
  3. Type the four-digit passcode displayed by the PC Migration Agent on the PC and click Continue.
  4. Type your user name and password for the PC, and click Continue.
  5. Indicate the location to save the virtual machine to on your Mac or accept the default, such as the your home directory/Virtual Machines folder.

    You can change the location by clicking Choose and using the Finder.

  6. Click Continue to start the migration.
    The assistant displays a progress bar and an estimate of time remaining.
  7. Click Finish.


Your PC is replicated in a virtual machine accessible from the Virtual Machine Library.

What to do next

Ensure that VMware Tools is installed on the virtual machine.