When you turn on your 17"-er for the first time, it should ask you if there are any files/settings you want to transfer.applelover said:hi, i have just got a new 17"powerbook and was wondering if anyone knew the best way to move all of my iphoto images/albums and saved emails from entourage from my old 15"powerbook to the new one?
thanks for any help
Although I've never done this. You can connect to Macs via Firewire. As for setting it up, I wouldn't imagine it very difficult (its OSX!). But its a practical suggestion for moving a large amount of data. Ethernet if all else fails, just be sure to use a cross-over cable, and not a patch.applelover said:hi, i have just got a new 17"powerbook and was wondering if anyone knew the best way to move all of my iphoto images/albums and saved emails from entourage from my old 15"powerbook to the new one?
thanks for any help
yup, if you want to boot the old one as a firewire drive, but since the 17 is new, why didn't it prompt you to do it when you first set it up?applelover said:thanks for your replys guys, i have used a fire wire but not for a very long time, do i have to hold down the "T" key on one of the macs for it to work? i cant remember!
OH!!! that's the situation!!applelover said:hey katie
thanks for all the help, the reason i havent done it yet is because i havent got it yet, dosent come till monday (cant wait!!!) i'm just sorting out my 15" so i know what i want to move to the 17" and what i dont, but i was more worried about not being able to move all my emails over from MS Entourage as i need them for work.
Just read at the bottom of your page that you have an apple bluetooth mouse and keyboard, i'm thinking about getting them aswell, whats the battery life like on them?
When you buy new mac, the option described above should copy all your apps and preferences as well. I have heard that there are a few apps that will request your startup disk, but I haven't encountered that -- Dreamweaver, Fireworks, MS office, Photoshop, Quicken, all worked fine.mintlivedotcom said:Can I hook two macs up via firewire and still copy applications over? I have a couple that need the disc, but I can't find them in all my clutter.
Actually you can use nearly any CAT-3/5/5e/6 cable to connect anything to a Mac for any reason since 1998. They now use auto-sensing ethernet chips that allow for a more versatile use of the system. It is also quite cheaper than buying a crossover cable.GimmeSlack12 said:Ethernet if all else fails, just be sure to use a cross-over cable, and not a patch.
wrxguy said:haha i wish doing all that from my pc to my mac was as easy lol...oh well i guess that is what i get for gettin a pc in the first place! but now, i am a changed man...
Same question here. I'm getting a new iBook pretty soon and I want to do this, but my Powermac is kinda cluttered and I need to transfer some apps, mail messages, etc, but don't want the clutter of all my junk...AlmightyG5 said:What if i don't want to transfer all my apps when i first boot up my new iMac i'm getting. Say i just want to copy a few apps and thats it...not my whole HD and prefs...