transferring data to new mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by giovanni.apd, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. giovanni.apd macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
    I'm about to get myself a MacBook Pro and I currentley have an iMac. I know that when you first set up the OS when you recieve a Mac, it asks you if you would like to transfer data from your current Mac by way of firewireb ,ut the problem is that I'm moving across the country and I will be mac-less for a couple of weeks or so. All I want to transfer is my iTunes library and I will have a crappy little windows notebook for those couple of weeks.
    I know this must be a stupid question, as it can probably just be done through compression and writing it onto a DVD or CD. But, what is the best way to do this? I don't really know much about mac compression software or anything. Any help or tips are appreciated, thanksabunch!
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    You certainly can transfer your library by big is your library?
  3. giovanni.apd thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
    i should probably be embarasses to say this: 9.95GB. so you;'re saying to just straight burn it directly from iTunes with no compression? It makes sense, almost too easy for me to have thought of i guess
  4. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    Here's an Apple tutorial for you. It even has a Quicktime movie.
  5. giovanni.apd thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
    at first i thought you you mocking me accordingly, but thats actually very helpful. I didn't know that it could be used as a hard drive and a music player at the same time, i thought you had to choose.
    Thank yoU!

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