Help with migrating

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bulldog VII, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    #1
    Hi all

    Just treated myself to a new imac (24" & looks great!)

    I am having trouble migrating the contents of my old imac across, I get almost to the end & get an error message telling me that the old one is no longer responding. I have tried this twice now & get the same message??

    Anyone have any ideas??

    Thanks

    ps It's only really my music I need to transfer across
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    You could just copy the iTunes Music folder at Users/YOU/Music via Target Disk Mode.

    Target Disk Mode - start the old Mac while pressing T on the keyboard and connect the two Macs via Firewire.
     
  3. The Foosa macrumors newbie

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    Spinnerlys,

    after you transfer the data from one computer to the other, where do you find the data? i just transfered data from my old iboook to my new macbook, but i cant seem to find where it transfered to.

    thnks.
     
  4. iBaldy macrumors newbie

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    sorry to hijack,but how do i swop my bookmarks over from PC firefox to Mac Safari?
     
  5. kajitox macrumors 6502a

    kajitox

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    In Firefox go to either file -> export bookmarks or go to bookmarks -> manage bookmarks, then export them that way. Either way, you have to export your bookmarks which will save them as a .html file on your computer.

    Transfer that to your Mac, then in Safari go to file -> import bookmarks, navigate to the file and you're good to go.
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Do you mean by "transfer" copying via Finder or the Migration Assistant?

    Finder: where you dragged it to.

    Migration Assistant: Users/You/.... the respective folders.

    You could do a Spotlight search for the files/folders and see where they are.
     
  7. The Foosa macrumors newbie

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    Sorry...i was refering to transfering data via migration assistant.
     
  8. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    All sorted now, it reset my user name to John Smith from johnsmith (That's not my real name!), so when I was adding the password it wouldn't accept it.......all done now!
     

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