New Macbook, how to transfer files?

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  1. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    Is there a way to just transfer music, pictures, and documents? Or do I have to basically transfer everything from my old comp to new comp?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Mac or PC?

    Mac - use migration assistant.

    PC - I'd put the important stuff on an external drive and then copy it over manually, but that's just me.
     
  3. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    Mac to Mac. How many photos/songs/docs can I put on a 2gig memory stick?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not a whole lot - you might be better burning DVDs at 4 GB each.
     
  5. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well my computer says I only have 323 pictures, about 50 docs, and 50 songs? What should I do? I have two 2gb memory jump drives. Should I just use those?
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Sounds about right. You can fit all of that into ONE memory stick.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Second that. You should eb fine.
     
  8. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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  9. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    So I guess Migration Assistant and Target Disk Mode are two more things to die with Firewire.
     
  10. deggs37 macrumors member

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    Awesome.:apple:
     
  11. NightFlight macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that really sucks....

    I guess I forgot about that. :rolleyes:
     

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