Help transferring my stuff from old mac to new mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by witchypoo, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. witchypoo macrumors newbie

    witchypoo

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    Ok -- i finally did it and bought a new MBP...now is there an easy way to transfer my itunes, photos and movies to the new computer?

    The guy at the store sold me a firewire cable with an adapter so my old Mac (the "pixar" iMac from about 7 to 8 years ago) with its 400 firewire speed could then be connected to the MBP...but I am scared...

    I would like to keep everything on the old machine for now and just copy them over...


    any helpful hints?
    thanks
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Migration assistant will do everything you need.
     
  3. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

    MWPULSE

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    Target disk mode is most likely what the guy was talking about. Load up your MBP, open up migration assistant, n then follow the instructions. It will involve you turning the imac off, connecting the cable, n pressing T as you boot up. Pretty simple, the instructions are clearer though however :)

    PTP
     
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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