transferring files

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  1. therbs macrumors newbie

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    Hello all. A newbie here and none to computer savvy. I have an imac that I purchased in June of 2007 and I am soon going to replace it with a new one. I read online somewhere that I will need a F 440-800 or a F800 cable/adapter to transfer files and bookmarks. By the age of my mac can anyone tell me which one I should buy and do I need to get this from Apple or can I get one from a big box or local store.

    Thank you,
    Therbs.
     
  2. roberthallin, Feb 10, 2015
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    roberthallin macrumors member

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    Your iMac should have both a firewire 800 and a 400 port. The 800 one is the third one from the right in the picture below, and will be the fastest, so use that one. You can use any FW800 cable, but depending on which computer you're going to buy you might need an adapter for the new one. I think you'll have to go with the Apple-made thunderbolt to firewire adapter, but if there are other options I'm sure someone will correct me. That's this one:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD464ZM/A/apple-thunderbolt-to-firewire-adapter


    I assume that "target disk mode" is what youre looking to use, you can read about that here: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH10725

    If all you want to do is transfer your files from one computer to another, you could also just connect to the same wifi-network, or the same router via ethernet cable, then turn on file sharing and copy what you want from the old one.


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  3. therbs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    transferring files

    Thanks, will look into it.
     

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