Noob data transfer question, please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 8thMan, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. 8thMan macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2006
    I'd like to transfer the entire contents of my G4 iBook into a G5 iMac. The iMac will be running 10.4 (clean install); my iBook is currently running 10.4 as well. Is there a way to load everything, including all my preferences, Entourage history, settings, etc., essentially making the iMac a copy of the iBook? I suppose I could do the transfer piecemeal but it would be so much simpler if it could be done as a single operation. Thanks for the help. :)
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    the first time you turn on the iMac, it will ask you if you want to transfer the settings from another Mac. Say Yes, and it will load Migration Assistant, which will walk you through the steps. You need a Firewire cable, but Migration Assistant will make your iMac a perfect copy of your iBook.

    If you skipped that step, you can access Migration Assistant in the Applications > Utilities folder
  3. 8thMan thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2006

    "Migration Assistant". That's what I was looking for. Thanks!
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Migration Assistant works very well at transferring over data to a new computer. So you should not have any problems.

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