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  1. select12

    select12 Member

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    What is the best way to transfer music and files from one mac to another?
    I am wondering because my little sister just got a new macbook and we want to transfer all of her stuff that's on my iMac to her macbook since she has been sharing with me.

    Thanks for any help at all!

    I run leopard and so does she if that helps...
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    target disk mode with a firewire to firewire cable, i think that is the fasted method and the easist.

    you need a firewire to firewire cable and plug each end into each computer,

    turn your imac off and turn it back on again holding down the T key while the macbook is on,

    then you will see your imac on the macbook as an external hard drive and you can transfer files 480mb / s ( i think thats what firewire is :s
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    Hey thank you very much!
    Is it possible to not use a firewire cable and just use a network cable?
    If not... where can i get a firewire to firewire cable?
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    Its not possible using network cable unfortunately. You can get firewire cables from pretty much any electronic store, look around.
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    Okay, sounds good to me! I'm off to buy a FireWire now

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