How do you load your new mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by greenguy4, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. greenguy4 macrumors 6502

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    I am replacing my old iBook soon and I am wondering if it is better to just manually backup (drag and drop) my files onto my external HD or if it is better to just transfer all the files through an ethernet cord.

    I am worried that lots of the junk downloads and misc. files I have on my iBook will make it over to my new macbook.
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Either way you do it should be fine. I'd suggest going the HD route since you will create a backup of all of your "junk" in the process of moving computers.
     
  3. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to keep everything its probably better to connect them via Ethernet and use Migration Assistant. Apparently Ethernet is supported now that the new Macbooks do not have a firewire port.
     

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