Connect without firewire?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cricketbird, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. cricketbird macrumors member

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    I'm trying to help my mom transition from her old iMac to her new one. She doesn't have a firewire cable, so we can't do target disk mode.

    Is there any other way (ethernet, USB) to transfer her files?

    Thanks,
    CB
     
  2. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    you can also use ethernet, wireless 802.11a/b/g/n (must enable sharing and also connect to the other computer using the target ip address and user name and password) or if you're patient, bluetooth works for file transfer as well:D
     
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    Don't bother going through all that nastyness, just use the Migration Assistant in the Utilities folder with an Ethernet cable.
     
  4. cricketbird thread starter macrumors member

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  5. emacnewbie macrumors newbie

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    I am attempting to transfer from an eMac to a new iMac using Migration Assisitant with an ethernet cat 5 cable. Following the MA steps it asks me to connect a firewire cable. Using the ethernet instead and restarting the emac, the eMac screen displays the firewire symbol and just runs continuously. Is it possible the 2009 iMac will only allow MA to use firewire and not ethernet?
     

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