Transfer from iMac to iBook via airport

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by assscat, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    #1
    I have a new iBook, to which I want to transfer the email settings, address book and iCal calendars from my iMac. Both are running Tiger and have airport, and I have an airport extreme base station.

    What is the easiest way to do this?
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    grapes911

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Location:
    Citizens Bank Park
    #2
    Put the iMac in Target mode. Connect the two computers via Firewire. Open up Migration Assistant in the Utilities folder on the iBook. It's a pretty easy program to use.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Location:
    soCal
    #3
    sorry to resurrect/hijack/take over this thread, but i have a simple question similar to the OP's. I'm getting a pbook coming in today and want pretty much what's exactly on my ibook transferred over to my pbook (e-mail settings, applications, bookmarks, everything). would i do the same as stated by grapes911? If so, how do i put my pbook as the Target? Thanks.

    daniel
     
  4. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #4
  5. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Location:
    soCal
    #5
    wow, mad jew, you're helping me out wherever I go!! First the ibook battery thing, and now this... Anyways, using the target disk mode seems to make my new mac basically an external HD and gives me the ability to simply move files and such over. Would I simply be able to copy over my HD from my ibook to my pbook and voila, everything is transferred? Or would i have to use a program like migration assistant like grapes911 mentioned?

    daniel
     
  6. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #6
    I recommend the Migration Assistant. It's probably the sturdiest and easiest way to do it. :)
     
  7. macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #7

    Use the Migration Assistant so files go where they are supposed to go. The MA will prompt you for what you want to transfer.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Location:
    soCal
    #8
    thanks for all the help guys. this is what makes macrumors so great. one of the reasons I switched was because of all the helpful information i received from the forums while i was considering the switch. anyways, i'll try all this out once the pbook arrives and i'll let you guys know how it went. thanks again

    daniel
     
  9. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #9
    No problems. It's actually much easier to do than it is to explain so you'll probably be pleasantly surprised. :)
     

Share This Page