Using External Hard Drive to Transfer- Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MBM355, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. MBM355 macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2007
    Today I purchased an external hard drive to transfer my pictures, music, and videos from my iBook G4 to my new Macbook Pro, but I have a couple questions.

    First, my iBook G4's iTunes has both my music playlist and my sisters. I want to transfer everything from the iBook to the hard drive, but when I put the music on my MBP can I only put my playlist and not my sisters, and then delete my playlist from the iBook? I'm not really sure how this works.

    Second, the iBook's iPhoto is very disorganized. Can I choose to transfer only certain photo sets from the iBook to the MBP? I would like to re-organize all my photos for the MBP.

    I have never used an external hard drive so i'm very unsure how this works. Thanks!
  2. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    You can plug the drive in and then just drop the files you want to port over onto it.

    Or, you could plug the firewire cable into the iBook and boot it up holding T. (firewire target disk mode).

    Then launch migration assistant on the MacBook and import the lot. I would do this, then delete what I didn't want.

    Good luck!
  3. AppleNinja macrumors member


    Nov 6, 2007

    yep you didn't NEED the external hard drive... use it for time machine now:D:apple:
    and just transfer the songs.. OR use screen sharing and drag and drop... i love that feature :):):):)

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