Using the "Moving Files from previous mac" feature, without the Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by astral, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. astral macrumors member

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    I'm selling my PM G5 because I don't need a computer right now, and will probably buy a macbook 1-2 months from now. If I clone my hard drive to an external and hook it up to the MB during installation, will it recognize this as "another mac" and copy my files and settings?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Yes, just specify "import from another partition on this Mac."
     
  3. astral thread starter macrumors member

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  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Yes, I know that works with bootable cloned fw drives, but I don't know about USB drives. I have cloned my mini to an external fw drive, and when the drive is hooked to my pb it "thinks" that it "sees" a Mac in Target Disk mode and will import from it. I just don't know if this would work if hooked up via USB, but I suspect that it would not.
     

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