Need some help with Migration with new imac.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Supercheesewiz, May 22, 2008.

  1. Supercheesewiz macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2008
    Just bought a new last gen 20 inch imac from Amazon, and I love it. Upgraded it to 3 gigs of ram and it runs fast. Anyway, since it's been 5 years since I bought an apple, I needed some help with Migration.

    My wife and I have 2 laptops with seperate Itunes, and Iphoto Libraries on each. What is the most painless way to bring it all together?
  2. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    If you're networked*, you should be able to simply drag and drop the music libraries from the laptops to the Mac, and then drag and drop the libraries into iTunes. If there's a lot of stuff that you bought from the iTunes store, it's going to make you re-authorise the purchases before it will play 'em. It only takes a moment to do this, but it will get a little tedious if you have a lot of purchased music. I don't know if there's a way to universally re-authorise the music.

    Same with photos: drag and drop.

    * And if you're not, you should be able to set up a point-to-point network very easily, either wirelessly or via ethernet (the latter of which will be faster for file transfer).

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