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Connecting MacBook to Emac with firewire

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ThatGirl, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    Would someone please tell me the steps to connect my MacBook to my Emac, so that I can transfer some files between them? I have a firewire cord plugged in to both. I thought I should use Sharing but the harddrive never appeared on the desktop. I know it's probably done very simply, but I just don't know how.

    Thanks! (If my son were home, I'd be bugging him to help me!)
     
  2. macrumors regular

    Schroedinger

    #2
    It's pretty straightforward. Pick one of the machines, go to preferences, pick startup disk and choose to restart in Target Disk Mode. The mac in target disk mode will be treated like a hard drive by the other mac and you can copy to and from it.

    Good luck.
     
  3. macrumors regular

    #3
    Thank you! I appreciate your help, and MacForums, so much!
     

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