erasing macbook pro without deleting software? & transferring files from powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brumfield, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. brumfield macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2008
    Hey everyone,
    I just acquired an old macbook pro of my uncle's , it's really awesome and will be great to finish up school with, but it has a lot of old files and stuff on there. Is there any way I can delete all of these files such as word documents photos etc? I could take it to the apple store to do this. But I don't want the programs like Powerpoint, itunes, microsoft word etc to all be erased, just the documents.

    Also, I have an old Powerbook that has all my photos and itunes and stuff. Is it possible to transfer these over to the new computer? Again I could take it to the apple store.

    Help me out! Thanks!
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    What OS is the PowerBook running? You can use migration assistant to transfer files from the PB to the MBP. Also, to delete just files and not the system or applications from the MBP just put everything into one folder and delete said folder. Empty the trash and viola.

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