best way to transfer files from old imac

ohgollygolly

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I have an old iMac from late 2004 with OS X 10.3.9. with quite a lot of files and want to transfer the files to a new iMac 21.5

thanks for any tips as to the best way to do this!

Many thanks
 

McGiord

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Boot the old Mac in target disk mode. Connect it to the new Mac with a FireWire cable, you should see the old Mac's Hard Drive as an external FireWire hard disk in the new Mac. Then copy whatever you need.
 

ohgollygolly

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best way to transfer files from old imac

Thanks

Further question - what type of FireWire cable do I need? The old imac and the new have different ports..

txs
 

ohgollygolly

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best way to transfer files from old imac

Muchas gracias, many thanks, much appreciated!