Help! Need to backup entire macbook before it goes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ricvdb, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. ricvdb macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2008

    Im new here and not the most knowledgable in this field.
    I own a black macbook, running tiger. Im upgrading at the end of the month to a higher spec of macbook.
    Basically, it looks like my current model will be sold before my new one arrives. Therefore i cannot transfer my files from machine to machine via firewire or the like.

    What is the easiest way to transfer my Itunes contents & Iphoto libraries, using an external harddrive?

    Thanks for all your help, in advance...

  2. jodelli macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2008
    Windsor, ON, Canada
    Firewire. Use target disc mode to transfer the disc image to the second drive.
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    For your personal information, simply copy your entire user folder to the external drive, this should also grab all your music and application data. Then you can either copy it directly to the new machine, overwriting the default data, or try using the Migration utility to have the new system copy everything over for you.


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