[Question] Will this work?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Brainless24, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Brainless24 macrumors member

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    I have recently purchased a Macbook Pro non retina and am needing to transfer my music files from iTunes from my old Dell computer to my new Mac laptop. I am planning on getting a flash drive and copying all my music from my dell onto the flash drive, then plugging that into my macbook and putting the music on there. My old itunes on my dell will be deleted and I will use itunes (same account) on my new macbook. Is this fine? Will I still be able to do everything I could on my dell itunes now on my macbook itunes? If you need anymore info or have questions ask!
     
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  3. Brainless24 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!, should I deauthorize before or after transferring my music?
     
  4. Meister, Nov 27, 2013
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    U dont need to buy a flash drive.
    U can download previous purchases directly from icloud.
    Or just connect ur mbp to your dell and use traget disk mode on the mbp.
    It then works like a external hd and the dell can access it.

    U can deauthorize at the very end.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Target disk mode would not work with a Windows PC. Windows cannot write to an OS X formatted disk.
     
  6. Meister, Nov 27, 2013
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    I did not know this. Never tried it.
    But he is only trying to read from the dell. Shouldnt that work?
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Unless dell has built in a target disk mode on their laptops(and as far as I know, they have not), no it would not.

    With a home network and an ethernet connection, one could log into the Dell Laptop and start pulling files from it through the network though. It'd make for a single copy operation instead of two.

    Alternatively, one could removed the hard drive from the dell, stick it in an enclosure, and plug it into the Mac.
     

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