Quick way to tranfer files from Mac Pro to Macbook - now target disk mode is gone :(

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by arcsbite, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. arcsbite Guest

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    looking to transfer my iTunes library from my mac pro to my macbook for portable music, but it's around 240gb and I always used to use target disk mode.
    Now I have upgraded my macbook there is no firewire and I'm unsure of the next best route?

    cheers
     
  2. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Built in migration wizard. ALl you need is a firewire cable
     
  3. arcsbite thread starter Guest

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    and a firewire port.....which isn't included on the new macbook.
     
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Not even firewire 800 ? The migration assistant allows you to transfer things over the network also
     
  5. arcsbite thread starter Guest

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    mbp has firewire 800 only, my macbook has no firewire at all.
    so I can do the same through ethernet?
     
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  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Wired Ethernet is the simplest way to migrate from an older Mac to a new MacBook or MacBook Air. (People with a MacBook Air would need to get the Ethernet adapter.)
     
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  9. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    How about Ethernet? Or lacking that, your wireless network. I think I would have used these methods before resorting the target disk mode anyway.
     
  10. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    enable file sharing in the system prefs. then connect over ethernet, wifi would be far to slow. now you can copy files over on a connection that is faster than firewire 800, ether supports up to 1 gigabit.
     
  11. cheeseadiddle macrumors regular

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    Yep. Done it twice already. Al Macbook to Al iMac and Al Macbook to White Macbook. Select network when it tells you to connect your firewire cable and boot into target mode. The code screen will come up, and when you enter it your Macbook will go into target mode.
     

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