Connecting my iBook to a Dell

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by topspin98, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. topspin98 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I would like to connect my iBook to my dell and transfer photos, because I'm gonna erase my hard drive and Install Tiger. I kno I can just upgrade,but I wanna start over my computer.


    Do I use a enthernet wire? What software do I use??



    Thanx Jake
     
  2. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    You could boot it up, holding the "t" key and connect it to your pc using firewire, where it should recognise it as a hard drive.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  4. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I'm not sure if a Mac booted up in Target Disk Mode would work as a hard drive on a Windows PC, but I do know that most WinPCs can't read Mac formatted hard drives. So most likely, TDM won't work.

    Ethernet cable is the cheapest option. Personally, I would burn CDs and/or DVDs. That way, you have a physical back-up that's not on magnetic media. Heck, if you have the time, do both. Better safe than sorry.
     

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