transferring stuff from computer to computer..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fowler., Mar 9, 2006.

  1. fowler. macrumors 6502a

    fowler.

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    I'm transferring stuff back to my G5 from my Powerbook.

    I want to consolidate my mail in mail.app and sync my itunes music (play counts, ratings, etc.).

    Is there any easy way to do this?
     
  2. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    Need to know more- are you getting rid of one Mac, are you wanting to sync stuff, what? Exactly what files do you want to try and sync if that is what you want to do. Only itunes and mail?

    What OS are both Macs running? do you have a .Mac account?

    please give us more info.

    I use .Mac mail and store everything on the server and it copies it to my computer as well so I have it( and attachments) when I need it- even if I am not connected to the net. I am not running Tiger on both Macs though so can't use the sync mail stuff I don't think.

    I don't know about iTunes though- I personally want to know the easiest way to get my purchased music from my home iMac to my iBook and have it keep the song titles and band names. I burned some cd's of my purchased music, but when I imported it to iBook it had no CCDB info.

    I also use .Mac to sync my bookmarks, iCal, addressbook on three macs.
     
  3. fowler. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes on the .mac account.

    both have the most current os.

    all the stuff that you can sync with .mac has been done.

    i want to move the mail messages from my powerbook to my g5 and sync my playcounts, ratings, etc in itunes.

    and yes, I'm planning on getting rid of the powerbook.
     
  4. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    The long way is to move your folders of mail to the online .mac mail folders. I actually did this the other day and was not too bad, but I keep most mail on the server anyway. I know when you set up a new mac there is a way to transfer data, etc but don't know if that will do music and mail. Hopefully someone else will be more helpful than I have been.

    Don't forget to make sure the powerbook is no longer authorized in iTunes to your stuff when you sell it.
     
  5. fowler. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i used backup and accidentally replaced all the old mail.. not problem. although i wish they could have consolodated instead.
     
  6. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    which one did you lose the mail on- the G5 I assume?
     
  7. fowler. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    correct.

    but it was over 3 months old. so not much in there i need.

    oh well.
     
  8. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    one suggestion - not sure if it's what you're looking for:

    Use Target Mode.

    Connect both computers with a firewire cable,

    shut one down,

    then restart it while pressing T on the keyboard. It will show up as a firewire disk on the other computer.

    Transfer what you want to tranfer.

    That's it.

    It's bloody fast. I use it when I want to transfer 10+ gig of stuff, - USB keys, burning DVDs, Airport, 100Mps ethernet all take too long in these situations :p

    oxoxo tomato
     
  9. fowler. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well yeah, that much is obvious. but when you do that, you can't transfer the ratings, play counts and such to the next machine.. as that's a seperate xml file.. or the library file, i don't know. all i do know is that it doesn't work.
     
  10. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    ah soz then. Never used iTunes in my life.

    -Tomato-
     

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