My mac is on its way :) ....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bushfrog, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. bushfrog macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2006
    My new macbook is on its way and was wondering when i got it the best quickest way of transfering the following things to my mac.

    My windows:

    Outlook calender & emails

    document folder & pics

    All my thousands of itunes some of which AAC protected.

    Please help me !! Also..

    With bootcamp can i access files thru both xp and mac on my hard drive
    for example ,,, save a doc in mac ,, then go on to windows and open it on there ?

    Some one please


    1.83hz ,,,,, 100gig ,,,, 1024 Ram ,,,, White,,, Macbook ,,, :p
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    yay! new macbook! i transferred all my music over my wireless network, not sure if it's the fastest, you could probably use your iPod (if you have one).

    as for your file accessing question if you create your windows partition using FAT32 you can save stuff to it while using OSX and then it'll be there on the windows side. It doesnt work the other way around though, as in you can still see all your stuff on both sides while using OSX but you cant view your OSX files while in windows, does that make sense?
  3. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2006
  4. meepm00pmeep macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2006
  5. DwightSchrute macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2006
    Copy your iTunes Music, and iTunes library files to your iPod then drag the Music files from your iPod to your Macbook (be sure you drag them into iTunes and not just onto your hard drive). If you don't care about your playlists and play counts then don't worry about the iTunes library file cause it can be kind of a pain (for me it was at least). But if you do want it I think you just close iTunes and then drag that file from your iPod over to the iTunes folder in finder and then re-open iTunes and they should all work.

    Note: If you copy the data file you might have to manually show iTunes where a lot of the songs in your library are. That's what I had to do and it wasn't very fun although it did give me a chance to weed out all the crap I don't listen to.

    Finally, enjoy your Mac. I've had my Macbook for 2 weeks now and I love it.
  6. bushfrog thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2006
    Thanks for all your help will have to give these things ago when i finally recieve it !!!

    Can not wait !

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