How to Transfer Accounts?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RZetlin, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. RZetlin macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    I recently picked up a Macbook.

    How do I transfer my apple account from my old iBook G4 to my new Macbook?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Start your new Mac
    Connect a firewire cable between the two
    Boot your old Mac and hold the "T" key
    Use the migration assistant on your new Mac

    Enjoy


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. RZetlin thread starter macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    What happens if I don't have a Firewire cable?

    Would a network cable work?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    You can network the two machines with the ethernet cab;e but I'm not certain Migration Assistant will work. Just be wary that Migration Assistant isn't perfect so refrain from using it for apps and some settings. It's great for basic data such as documents, music and pictures though. :)

    Alternatively, you can do it all manually by literally dragging the contents of the following folders to their equivalent locations in the new machine: Documents, Desktop, Pictures, Movies and Music. That's a pretty good start and can definitely be done via ethernet.
     

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