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Old Mar 24, 2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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best way to transfer files from old imac

I have an old iMac from late 2004 with OS X 10.3.9. with quite a lot of files and want to transfer the files to a new iMac 21.5

thanks for any tips as to the best way to do this!

Many thanks
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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Boot the old Mac in target disk mode. Connect it to the new Mac with a FireWire cable, you should see the old Mac's Hard Drive as an external FireWire hard disk in the new Mac. Then copy whatever you need.
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 01:23 PM   #4
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Thanks

Further question - what type of FireWire cable do I need? The old imac and the new have different ports..

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I used Migration Assistant; it was painless.
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Thanks

Further question - what type of FireWire cable do I need? The old imac and the new have different ports..

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Firewire 400 (6-pin) to Firewire 800 (9-pin) cable:
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 01:34 PM   #7
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Muchas gracias, many thanks, much appreciated!
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