Old iBook clamshell - how get files off

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  1. dibeach macrumors newbie

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    I want to get some old files off an old OS9 iBook onto preferably PC.

    Tried putting a memory stick in. iBook reformatted and the files transferred OK. But when I put stick in PC of course it wanted to reformat again.

    I am not very smart so can somebody tell me if there is any way to achieve this transfer.

    I have a zip drive for the iBook - would that help?

    Many thanks for any ideas.
     
  2. FoxFifth macrumors 6502

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  3. dibeach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How to get filess off old Clamshell

    Thanks so much for your response. I got stuck at the first hurdle! Cannot find Applications. Nothing in Finder. Searched in Sherlock. Nothing.

    Any other suggestions?
     
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  5. dibeach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Please explain !!
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Google it and this would be the top link : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661 ...

    Some older consumer Macs didn't support TDM.

    If supported :
    Hold the T key while booting the iBook. Connect a firewire cable between the iBook and another Firewire Mac. The iBook local drives will mount on the Mac Desktop, just like an external firewire drive.
     
  7. dibeach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK Thanks for your help. I only have one Mac so guess I have to give up on this.
     
  8. jeremysteele, Sep 1, 2014
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    jeremysteele macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried formatting it on the PC, rather than os 9? Just use ms-dos format

    Other option: install hfs explore on the PC and it'll be able to read the USB stick (ignore any formatting-related warnings). Just open the app, do file -> "load from device", and select the usb stick (will probably be the last one listed, but you may have to try a few until you find it). You can export the files from inside the app to your pc.
     
  9. dibeach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jeremysteele, can't thank you enough! That worked quickly and simply and I have all ancient files back. Thank you, thank you. You're a star!:)
     
  10. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

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    You are welcome! :)
     

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