Move Files to a External Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ross.32, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. ross.32 macrumors 6502

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    What is the easiest way to copy files from a Mac that won't start up to an external HDD. Can I use Disk Utility to do it? and if so then how?

    I need to move the contents of two user accounts to a USB External. Thanks!

    ross
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Does holding down the t key while starting up bring up a firewire logo on the screen?
     
  3. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but I do not have a firewire cable. Every store in town that is open does not carry them and I need to do it tonight if possible. All hardware that is available to me is a MBP, My Book HDD, and MB (won't boot). I need to get the files from the MB to the MBP.
     
  4. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Your external should have come with a firewire cable and a usb 2 cable.

    Thats your only option unless you got a hard drive enclosure sitting around or feel like swapping the hard drives between your macbook and macbook pro.
     
  5. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is only a USB drive. I guess I will wait until I can get a firewire cable.
     

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