I am trying to connect my new mac to my old mac to move files...

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  1. nospleen macrumors 68000

    nospleen

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    I connected my new ibook to my PB and I enabled apple talk. I rebooted and then went to go/network, clicked on my pb's HD. It asks for a password. I only use one password, but it keeps saying it is incorrect? What gives, am I missing something?
     
  2. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

    nospleen

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    Oh, caps lock is not on, I already checked that.
     
  3. idkew macrumors 68020

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    are you using the correct login name?
    i.e. nospleen instead of No Spleen
     
  4. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Did you share the directory? Are you using a network w/hub, or crossover? Try enbling guest, and share the directory with guest access.
     
  5. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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  6. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I got it, the no spleen, thing helped. My short name on my pb is Brandon, but when it auto-populates, it does my first and last name. So I had to change that to just Brandon and it worked. Thanks for the help!!
     
  7. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    your login name is pre-filled with whatever you called yourself on the machine you're connecting from. Take a look in your machine that you're connecting to in order to check what you've listed as your login name (owner name) there.
     
  8. CMillerERAU macrumors regular

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    Depending on how old your PB is, I'd recommend Target disk mode. On the PB, hold down the T key while booting and you'll get the firewire logo on the screen. Next connect the two laptops using a firewire cable. The old PB will act like an external hard drive and make it easy (and fast) to transfer files to your new ibook.
     
  9. FlamDrag macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, Target Disk mode is a godsend. It's GREAT for recovering data from an otherwise unusable computer. Plus, it's much faster than via ethernet.

    Never forget Target Disk.
     
  10. virividox macrumors 601

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    yeah go with target disk mode, its a much faster work around than figuring out ur password, or having to boot from cd and reset password and do all that annoying stuff when all u want is some data. i cant say how many times target disk mode has saved me from near disaster
     

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