Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cjwosbon, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. cjwosbon macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hi, I have just bought a macbook to replace my iMac G5 and I need to transfer my iTunes/iPhoto library across

    Please can someone advise on the best way to do this? I have a Firewire cable, can I use this?

  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Yes, you can. Connect the two machines via firewire, then boot the G5 with the T key pressed, this will boot the G5 into Target Disk Mode. It should then appear as a hard drive on your other machine.
  3. cjwosbon thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Ok excellent, I am in the process of doing this as we speak, thanks for your advice!!
  4. cjwosbon thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Does anyone know where I can find the files I have transferred, I have looked but cannot see anything?!?
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    iTunes folder is in ~/Music and the iPhoto Library is in ~/Pictures. transfer these to the same directories your new mac then hold option while opening iTunes and iPhoto and select the new libraries.
  6. eyedoc_00 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2005
    Related Question?

    I just bought a Macbook and I want to copy (not get rid of) my iTunes library from my iMac G5. Is this possible and if so how?

    Sorry for intruding on your thread.

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