How to transfer G4 data to new iMac G5?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by savar, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. savar macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2003
    District of Columbia
    Hey all--

    I'm setting up a new G5 for my mom in a couple of days, and I'm wondering how best to get her old data moved over to the new machine. I'm planning on using the G4 in target disk mode and maybe just drag-and-dropping things like iTunes library, iPhoto library, address book, mail etc. But I'm wondering if there is an app which does all of this automatically? Seems like there should be but I couldn't imagine what to search for to find it. Thanks for any tips.
  2. MantaNZ macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2005
    Auckland, New Zealand
    You can do it automatically. OS X should ask you if you want to transfer from an existing Mac during installation when you first turn the new machine on. You then simply follow the firewire instructions and sit back :) MY Mum (or as you yanks say - Mom) just did this the other day from my G4 to her G5. Works sweet.
  3. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    yep.....just have a firewire cable ready the first time you turn on the new computer and the migration assistent will lead you through the whole process

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