Transfer all files from iMac to MacBook using my wireless connection?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macgelo, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. macgelo macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2010
    I have a older iMac (purchased it in March 02) and I want to transfer all the files to my new MacBook. I have a wireless connection that I use to connect to the internet. Is there a way to do the transfer using wireless or do I need a firewire?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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    You can use Migration Assistant, and a cable connection /Ethernet or Firewire) will be much faster than wireless, but if you only have some GBs, then it shouldn't matter.
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Yea, it's certainly doable, as I've done it, but be sure to make a large brew of coffee because it's going to take a while. I let it go for about two days (100+ GB) for it to finish. I didn't have any alternatives at the time. As spinnerlys mentions, going for ethernet connection will dramatically improve transfer time on this. I've done firewire in the past as well and it's very fast when it's an option.

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