Best way to move files & data from G 4 to new 27 imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by greenville, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. greenville macrumors newbie

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    have old G 4 with many files, itunes, movies, etc that I want to move to new imac when I get it in July. Looking for suggestions on how to best accomplish that. It has been many years since I have had a new computer and not sure about all the new procedures.
     
  2. mac.tastic macrumors member

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  3. greenville thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank for the info. just checking if those methods will also work with os 10.4 tiger which is what my g 4 has?
     
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    I've used Migration Assistant from a G5 running Tiger to an Intel Mac running Snow Leopard.
     
  5. mac.tastic macrumors member

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    It will work with ANY OS. Just hold Command+T when you turn on the G4, then connect the firewire cable between them.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    T will suffice to start TDM.
     
  7. gr997s macrumors member

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    I plan on getting both a SSD and an internal drive. Will I be able to direct all the files including iPhoto and iTunes to the internal hard drive? Thanks
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, as you can choose where to store the iPhoto Library file and where to store the music and the iTunes Library file.
    To select a library file in iPhoto or iTunes, just hold down the OPTION key when clicking the iTunes or iPhoto icon.
     

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