G5 Imac is dying, how to transfer itunes/apps to new computer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dagogo, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. dagogo macrumors newbie

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    Hi, the old G5 Imac where we ran itunes for many years is on it's deathbed and I just ordered a new Imac. Years ago I put our entire 300gig itunes library on an external drive so I wasn't too worried about the failing computer.

    However, when thinking about how to transfer everything to the new computer, it occurred to me I might need to copy some files off the G5 or risk losing my wife's iphone apps and my daughters purchased music.

    I can't seem to find a tutorial about transferring itunes that applies to my case (with all of the songs already on an external drive).

    Is it that library file I need to copy? What about the apps? Where are they stored?

    I will be lucky to get the G5 to boot one more time.

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    If you old iMac can start up in target mode let the migration assistant on your new computer do the task.
     
  3. dagogo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't think it will...in fact, I will be lucky to get it even to boot one more time...if it does,the fans race and it sort of works/freezes intermittently but I am able to copy files to dropbox or the external drive.
    (it had bad caps which i had replaced but it was never the same)
     

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