Traveling with my MacBook Pro & moving files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sovell, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Sovell macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2008
    I have a desktop Mac Pro and a MacBook Pro. I want to travel with my MacBook and take some files with me. Not a strange request...right? But having trouble finding how to move some apple files and which files to move.

    Specifically I want to move:

    Address Book

    When I return I will want to move these files back to my desktop. When I used Entourage, I only needed to move the entourage database. easy.

    Is there an easy way to move the associated files for Address Book, Ical &
    Mail?? .. or do I i have to hunt though all the Library files and prefs??


    Also do both MacPro and MacBook Pro have to be on the same OS? (currently one is Leo, one is Tiger)
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Leopard or Tiger?

    In Leopard:

    iCal: ~/Library/Calendars
    Address Book: ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook
    Mail: ~/Library/Mail

    Alternatively, sign up for .Mac and use it's automatic syncing features

    Edit: Just noticed that you have different operating systems on each machine. You aren't going to be able to do it manually then, .mac is going to be the only solution.
  3. darwinian macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    In R4, more or less
    I don't use any of those programs routinely, but they probably all have good import/export functions; maybe you could take advantage of that.

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