Transferring files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by supr04, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. supr04 macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2008
    Hey, im new to mac and have a question about transferring files from the old macbook to a new macbook. Specifically i tunes songs. How would I do this?

    I was also reading this article from Does this apply to playing transfered music on another mac?
  2. erostratus macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2006
    The easiest way to transfer your music from an older Mac to the new MacBook is to connect both of the Macs to a network. Since the new MacBook does not have FireWire, you can't use target disk mode. However, you can still use the Migration Assistant (/Applications/Utilities folder) to transfer data from your old Mac to your new one if both are connected to the same network (wired or wireless).

    Just connect the old Mac to the network and open Migration Assistant. Then, fire up your new MacBook, open Migration Assistant, and tell it you want to transfer data FROM another computer, then click on "Use Network." As long as your older Mac is running the latest version of Tiger or Leopard, you should be good.

    Hope this helps!
  3. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
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    Edit: 2 seconds after posting, and reading your post again....... it is absolutely awful that new MacBooks do not have firewire. One reason I will never buy it or the new model MBP.

  4. gcortese macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2009
    Transferring all files from ibook G4 to new MacBook

    I bought my daughter a new MacBook and I want to transfer all files from the older ibook G4 to the new MacBook aluminum using a firewire but I do not know what kind of firewire I need and how to do it once I purchase the correct firewire. Please help
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Is yours a Macbook Pro, or the regular Macbook?

    The regular MB doesn't have Firewire, so your best course would be DVDs or an external drive, depending on how much stuff you are transferring.
  6. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Or connect the two directly using an ethernet cable and use Migration Assistant (admittedly I've never used Migration Assistant over ethernet, so I'm only assuming it works as well as firewire)

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