Transferring old files from Tiger to new Mac without using disc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ast281, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. ast281 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just bought a new MacBook Pro. I'm trying to transfer my files from my old computer, which uses Tiger, to the new computer. But I can't use CDs because my computer is dented and the CD drive is closed (it asks me to insert Mac OS X Install DVD into my old computer).

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    You can either use an ethernet connection (network via cable) or start the old Mac in Target Disk Mode (TDM - hold down the "T" key after the start up sound until the following symbol appears) and connect them via Firewire (you might need a Firewire 6 pin to 9 pin cable).

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    With both connections you can use the Migration Assistant to transfer your old account and Applications to our new Mac.

    Have a look around this forum via MRoogle, as this is one of the more frequent questions and will have already been answered in more detail than in this post.
     

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