Switching from windows

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fishy2k8, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. fishy2k8 macrumors member

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    Is there an easy way to get all my firefox bookmarks and quick links over to my new macbook pro that i am getting? Also, is there anyway to get my itunes music WITH my playlists still "intact"? One more question... whats the easiest way, or any way, to get my outlook stuff, calender, email, contacts, to my mac?
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  3. fishy2k8 thread starter macrumors member

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    ya i have an ipod, i know how to get my files over, im just wondering how to do outlook and stuff that will have conversion issues
     
  4. Dissolved macrumors newbie

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    sigh

    im confused... =( first off just got my first mac ever yesterday! and i would like to transfer some stuf..! might sound stupid.. but ! how do i find out my ip adress and share name...! if i direct connect a my pc/mac!

    ThAnks
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    if you want to move your bookmarks easily, i recommend saving your bookmarks as an HTML file (should be File > Export Bookmarks in Firefox). then on your Mac, go to Firefox, File > Import Bookmarks and choose the HTML file you created. i'd actually recommend using Safari since it's Apple's native browser and you can do the same thing (import bookmarks) in Safari.

    as for moving files and stuff, use your iPod as an external disk. one of the above posts has a link that will be very helpful.
     
  6. fishy2k8 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the bookmark help, how about itunes playlists, when i copy my music folder from my windows laptop to my mac will the playlists come with it? g2g to work, will be back to see what you guys say. thanks
     
  7. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Moto E815: MOT-8720_/00.62 UP.Browser/6.2.3.4.c.1.104 (GUI) MMP/2.0)

    i believe that you can just copy the whole iTunes folder that has your music and put it in your music folder on your mac. Then double click your library file and your playlists will be there, i think.
     
  8. Vegeta-san macrumors 6502

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    Fishy, I just switched from PC's to an MBP as well, so I can answer most of your questions. To get everything from your iTunes over to the MBP of legend correctly, simply go to your PC's iTunes, go to the File menu, click "Export Library". This will export an XML file to a location of your choosing. When I exported, it was about a 10mb file. Now, all this saves is your song ratings, playlists, etc. Not the actual songs. Then, copy your entire music folder over to your iPod. Also copy the XML file to that same folder on your iPod. So now, you have a folder with a list of the artists in your library, and a single XML file. On your Mac, simply go into iTunes, go to the file menu, click "Import", find that XML file we created earlier (with your iPod connected, obviously (oh, and don't let it update or autosync or do anyhting with your iPod as it will delete everything)) and select it. For me, this started iTunes automatically finding the music in the same folder as that XML file and importing it accordingly with cover art and all (I think...not entirely sure about that one. But you can always use iTunes to find the cover art thru iTMS if it didn't).

    Now, with contacts, simply go to Outlook or whatever you use on the PC side, and batch export all your contacts as (industry standard) vCards. Put those on your handy-dandy iPod as well. Then, on the Mac, open "Address Book" and simply use the File menu to import those vCards. It will be seamless. Now, with your calendar issues, I can't help you. As I have never used Outlook and know of no industry standards calender file format. But I do notice on my Mac that iCal has an "Import" option, so there might be hope yet...I dunno.

    I'm gonna instant-subscribe myself to this thread, so if you have any more questions you wanna run by me, let me know. Later.
     
  9. fishy2k8 thread starter macrumors member

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    im sure i will have more questions when the computer arrives. thanks for your help so far.
     
  10. fishy2k8 thread starter macrumors member

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    cant figure out how to export bookmarks

    im in firefox and i can figure out how to export my bookmarks because i dont see export anywhere.. help!
     
  11. Vegeta-san macrumors 6502

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    Tools---->Organize Bookmarks---->File---->Export
     
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    calendar issues

    i dont know how in the world to get my outlook calendar over to entourage or ical... help!
     
  15. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    try google! there's some good tips out there :)

    I found one last night, but dont recall where I saw it. it was possibly on the hawkwings site.... found a nice plug-in on there that 'hacked my mail.app so it was in widescreen (column view), it rawks!
     
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    got email over

    k i got my email over and my contacts, now trying to figure out how to do calendar.... if any one has a good page for help or has done it themselves then please help me out. thanks, enjoying the new mac... making a website with iweb right now...
     

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