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

    Jan 1, 2010

    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).

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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).


    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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