simpleminded but balky migration to macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dizzybee23, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. dizzybee23 macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2009
    I have been trying to migrate info (programs, files, music, etc) from my iMac (currently on Tiger) to my new macbook.

    I hope to also migrate info from my powerbook G4 (recently upgraded to Leopard from Panther). The powerbook immediately developed a problem and is now in the shop. I have all the info backed up on a La Cie hard drive, but that doesn't have migration assistant. Also, just in terms of transferring info, I don't have the right kind of USB cable, so I can't even connect the La Cie to the macbook until I get a new cable.

    That leaves me with the iMac. Nothing I try works. I get as far as plugging in the Migration Assistant numbers and having the computers seem to recognize each other, but then I keep getting an error message about the connection. They are both on the same wireless system.

    I also tried with an ethernet connection, but because all I know to do is hook the computers together, they don't seem to know that the other is there (based on the finder window).

    I also tried to move my most important program to iDisk so I could just transfer things that way, but then I get the message that not everything can be copied.

    Can anyone offer a few practical suggestions for someone who buys Macs because she doesn't know how to deal with these things? Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Apple Store genius bar will transfer your data to your new mac.

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