Transfering from old mac to new mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Snerp, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Snerp macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2008
    Hello all, I just bought the new 24" iMac and tried to move my files, info, email settings etc over from my old Mac. I used a Firewire cable and used the Migration tutorial. I'm not sure how fast the drive on the old mac takes to show up on the iMac, because it say's on the iMac "it's searching for drives". Well after 2 hours of it spinning round and round looking for my old mac I gave up. Should it take this long or longer?
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Maybe you need to put your old mac in target disk mode, check in System Preferences, and then try again.
  3. Snerp thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2008

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