How to Create iPhoto Slideshows on Your Mac
Set up Dictation and Speech on Your Mac
When iMovie and iDVD Get Together

How to Transfer Your Files from an Old Mac to a New Mac

Audio Transcript

To transfer files from an old Mac to a new one, you'll need a six pin to six pin fire wire cable.

Connect each end of the cable to a fire wire port on both the new and old computers.

Start the new computer and log in as normal, turn off the old computer and then hold down the "T" key on the key board while you restart it. The old computer appears as a hard drive on the new computer.

On the new computer, open the applications folder, and double click the migration assistant icon in the utilities folder.

Follow the instructions on screen to transfer files and other items from the old computer. Note, the migration assistant works only with computers running Macintosh OS10.3 Panther or later.

  • Add a Comment
  • Share

Recommends

Promoted Stories From Around The Web

COMMENTS »
blog comments powered by Disqus
How to Search for Files and Folders on a Mac
 
How to Add and Remove Dashboard Widgets
 
How to Change Images on Your iWeb Site
How to Create a DNS Machine Record for the Lion E-Mail Server
How to Edit Text on an iWeb Page in Mac OS X Snow Leopard