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yojimbo1
Nov 29, 2006, 10:57 AM
I will soon buy a MB or MBP and will need to migrate my files---can someone please advise what kind of cable is required for this.

Thanks in advance



treblah
Nov 29, 2006, 11:00 AM
6pin to 6pin FireWire cable, also called IEEE 1394.

Connect the two system with the cable and reboot the iBook while holding down the 'T' key.

Once the iBook is mounted on the MB's desktop, fire up Migration Assistant or just copy over any files you need.

MacBoobsPro
Nov 29, 2006, 11:02 AM
I will soon buy a MB or MBP and will need to migrate my files---can someone please advise what kind of cable is required for this.

Thanks in advance

You can use a firewire cable to boot one of the macs into target disk mode.

Doing this makes one laptop appear as an external HD on the other mac.

Connect them both with a male to male firewire cable turn ONE mac on then when its is fully booted hold down 'T' on the other mac while starting it up. Once its booted it will appear on the desktop of the first mac and you can navigate as you would an other HD.

Im not sure how 'migration assistant' works so cannot comment on it or what cable is required. Beinf from Apple though I can assure you it will be a breeze to use.

pastrychef
Nov 29, 2006, 11:33 AM
During the initial set up of your new MacBook, at some point it will ask if you want to import settings from another machine. From there, Migration Assistant will walk you through everything. As everyone else has mentioned, just make sure you have a firewire cable ready.

Dafke
Jan 19, 2007, 07:01 AM
anybody know if i can do this with a firewire 800 to 400 cable? i need to transfer files from my Powerbook to my MacbookPro and i only have a Firewire 800 and a Firewire 800 to 400 cable, they came with my external hdd. Cheers!