Need help transferring files to new iMac

Started May 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Andy Hewitt
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Re: Need help transferring files to new iMac
In reply to Howard Moftich, May 8, 2013

Howard Moftich wrote:

I believe that a network (ethernet cat5/6) cable is all you need.  I do not think you can do it via USB

FWIW, for safety and simplicity and best speed, I'd use a FireWire cable and set the source Mac into 'Target' mode (Command-T at startup), then use Migration Assistant on it (the 'other drive' option I think it is).

Copying an iTunes library can cause lots of issues with purchased songs etc. if it's not done right (been there, got the T-shirt).

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