problem with transfer from ibook to macbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Danik22, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    I just purchased a new macbook and am attempting to transfer files using migration assistant. However, migration assistant on my ibook says that it will only work in transferring files to the ibook not from the ibook. please help!
  2. macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2008
    so run migration assistant on the macbook and look for the ibook
    can you not do this?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    No, the macbook's first step is to launch migration assistant on the ibook, otherwise, the macbook does not recognize the ibook.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    What version of OS X is the iBook running?

    Also, you could always turn on file sharing on the iBook and share the entire hard drive. Then connect the two via ethernet and mount the iBook's HD on the Macbook and start dragging the files over. This is what I always do I have never used migration assistant. It also allows you to clear out garbage files.

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