iMac meets Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Adoni, May 31, 2007.

  1. Adoni macrumors newbie

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    Just got a refurb macbook to go along with my 2 foot iMac. I have been transffering files back and forth via bluetooth. Now that I need to move larger files over it is slow as all hell, any sugestions, IN DETAIL, as to the fastest way to transfer files between the two.
     
  2. x Shadow Dragon macrumors regular

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  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Ethernet cable :)

    How old is your iMac, because WiFi file sharing is much better than bluetooth...

    System preferences -> Sharing -> Tick 'Personal file sharing', on your iMac

    Then click 'Network' in your Macbook's finder...
     
  4. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Via Wireless Airport
    Ethernet.
    FW.

    pick your choice. personally i use file sharing and airport to transfer stuff. moves reasonably fast. i would imagine BT to be rather slow.
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    From the looks of it, pretty new

    Anyway, how about an external harddrive or flash drive if they are pretty big and can't be bothered with the wireless assuming you have the equipment.
     
  7. Adoni thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To make it clear, I've tried plugin' in a firewire and ethernet and nothing. I'm fairly new to Mac, but I thought the connections worked the same. What am I missing here?
     
  8. zioxide macrumors 603

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    unless you have a gigabit network, firewire is by far the fastest option, but its kind of complicated to set up
     
  9. Adoni thread starter macrumors newbie

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    don't know how to thank you, you silly bastage you, that worked perfectly, so thanks...
     
  10. landis macrumors regular

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    use target disk mode

    hold down T when starting the computer and swap files
     
  11. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    No problem; glad to help. :)
     
  12. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

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    Precisely what I was gonna suggest. I got a laptop on ebay (Toshiba Tecra 9100 - DO NOT BUY IT NEW OR OTHERWISE) and had to transfer pictures, movies, music, you name it so I have a little experience with this kind of thing so if you need any more help, feel free to PM me.

    Oh, and I like that 2 foot mac thing :p
     

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