Data transfer to new iMac -- Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jmufellow, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. jmufellow macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2005
    I'm sitting here with my new aluminum iMac :) and I have it connected to my old iBook G4 via ethernet cable. How do I make it so I'm able to transfer my files from my iBook to my new iMac. I already looked it up and I don't need a crossover cable, a regular ethernet cable will work fine. I tried holding down "T" while restarting the iMac and only got a firewire symbol bouncing around the screen. How do i do it???

    -Much thanks from an excited iMac owner ;)

    :edit: Got it working. I ended up going out and buying a firewire cable. Much easier. Thanks madjew!
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Target Disk Mode only works if you have a Firewire cable, not an ethernet cable. You could network the two machines by enabling Personal File Sharing on each unit (in System Preferences). From there it could be as simple as dragging your files from one location on the iBook to the equivalent location on the iMac. Since one machine is PowerPC and the other is an Intel machine, I highly recommend manually reinstalling your apps from their original sources. :)

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