On Transfering files between an iMac and a MacBook Pro.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by doxavita, May 14, 2011.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    Can you please point me to a good Firewire cable (from Amazon) please, does it have to be Firewire "800"?
     
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    I'll be buying a 2011 iMac, so that's Firewire 800, and have a 2010 MacBook Pro ( is that Firewire 800?)
     
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    Great! :) EDIT: Do I HAVE to shut down the other computer once I'm done? (before unplugging the firewire cable)
     
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    No just eject it/ unmount it from the other Mac
     
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    Since you are using the origin computer as a disk, the yes, eject and power down before removing cable. Did you even read the Apple support document I accessed? No more spoon feeding.
     
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    No, no, I did read it. It was just step 5 that had me confused:

    5. On the computer you used as a disk, push the power button to shut it down, and then disconnect the FireWire cable.

    Sorry about that.
     
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    And Firewire 800 is the way to go? Would a USB cable work too?
     

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