How to transfer large files between Macs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Caezar, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Caezar macrumors 6502

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    I have three large files on my Powerbook (runs on Panther) that I would like to transfer onto my iMac (runs on Tiger).

    Is there an easy way to do that either wirelessly (wifi or bluetooth) or through a cable (if which what kind)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Yup. On startup of the PB, hold down "T". This sends it into target disk mode. Then connect the two computers with a firewire cable. When you're done, eject the PB from the iMac, and push the power button on the PB to turn it off.
     
  3. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

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    Shouldn't it be even easier just to hook them together with a Firewire cable and create a local Firewire network?
     
  4. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Dont you have to wire them up first then start up the target?

    Either way this is the best way. Its easy and fast. :) Just how I like my women. :D
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Only if you think playing with Network settings is easier than simply holding the "T" key while rebooting the powerbook.

    I'm with Lovesong, use target disk mode.
     

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