Upgrading to G5: Need help with old files from G4

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Col127, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Col127 macrumors 6502

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    well i finally received my g5 today!

    i have a question though. how do i transfer all my prefs and settings, email, itunes library, iphoto library, etc. from my g4? i know there's an option of hooking up a firewire cable, but that's too cumbersome for me cuz i don't have space to setup another workstation for it. is there way of doing over my local network? thanks for any help.
     
  2. jonnyblobby macrumors member

    jonnyblobby

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    Aus, Sydney
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    Ya can

    You can hook up machines via ethernet to transfer files.

    But it is very manual and time consuming.

    I used the firewire method for the first time with a new G5 from a G3 powerbook, and it was fantastic.

    You don't really need to setup another workstation, just hook up your old mac to power, plug in a keyboard hook them together with firewire and hold down T when you startup.
    (Don't even need a screen)
    Everything is transfered over, and now your G5 is setup with everything your old mac had + any new software that come swith the G5 you didn'y have before.
     

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