Transferring music from imac to mpb?

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  1. Forest91 macrumors member

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    Hi all
    I have recently purchased a uni mbp.
    My old imac (2007 white model) has the entirety of my music library on it (about 40 gigs). I would like to transfer it to the mpb ideally before I go on holiday in a couple of days time. I have no access to shops in the meantime to I can't get a firewire adaptor. Would it be ok for me to transfer it over ichat between the two computers. Basically im looking for an easy way to transfer this large file. The only thing im worried about with regards to the ichat thing is the connection suddenly dropping half way through which really would be irritating. Any ideas?
     
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Do you have a home network? It'd be easier to network your Macs and transfer your files that way.

    It might also work if you connect the two Macs to eachother via ethernet, but I'm not entirely sure about that. I always just use a firewire cable and target disk mode for fast transferring.
     
  3. Forest91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thats what I used to do but this damn firewire port change has messed it up. We have a home router if thats what you mean?
     
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that's what I mean. In System Preferences, enable File Sharing on both your Macs, and when you open finder you should see the other Mac in the sidebar under shared.

    You can drag your files and transfer them that way.
     
  5. Forest91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thats a bloody good idea actually mate, thanks
    Will this still work as one of the machines is older and still running tiger?
     
  6. Gryfon19 macrumors regular

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    I believe Migration Assistant might also work with a home network. If you set up one computer to deliver the files and the other to accept them (have MA running on both machines) then that should work as well. This way, you can move just music or just photos, etc.
     

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