transfering data from G4 to G5

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  1. SeVeN macrumors 6502a

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    my dad just got a G5 and wants to put some of this old stuff on the new computer from the G4. i have a firewire cable, could we just plug that in and start dragging stuff over? or whats easier
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    If you install the system onto the G5 afresh, Migration Assistant will bring over most everything during the installation process. Otherwise, a firewire cable and Target Disk Mode on the G4 will have to do
     
  3. SeVeN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. PrincessPeach macrumors regular

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    You can run Migration Assistant even after you've installed, from your hard drive. If it's only a few specific things though it's probably easier just to do it the old fashioned way.
     

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