Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 9:21 PM (in response to MAL3rdeye)
You only run Migration Assistant from the new iMac. The old iMac should be booted into Target Disk Mode and connected to the new iMac using a Firewire cable compatible with the Firewire ports on each computer.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 9:27 PM (in response to Kappy)
aight.... gonna give a try in a few thankyou Kappy: dog walk 1st- then computer stuff-again. The help guide read as though both needed to be enabled/migration assistant. i need to re-read.
thank you I may be back some time later.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 10:25 PM (in response to MAL3rdeye)
wait wait.... the new imac has 4 ports/usb; & 2 thunderbolt ports.... i'm lost as to a port for firewire. where are you looking?
The help manual reads use ethernet cable ports, turn on migration assistant -both. nothing about target mode.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 11:31 PM (in response to MAL3rdeye)
You can run Migration Assistant with two Macs on the same network - just make certain that both are 'hard-wired' with Ethernet cables. If your new iMac doesn't have FireWire ports, just use the networked method. It will work.
ClintonMacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 16GB RAM 512GB SSD TB Display
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 9:13 AM (in response to MAL3rdeye)
Or you can buy the Thunderbolt to Firewire adaptor. This would provide faster and more reliable file transfers than Ethernet, but if it isn't an option for you, then use Ethernet. This only requires that both computers be connected to your local network. Then you need to turn on File Sharing in the Sharing preferences on the old iMac. I forsee only one possible problem - it may not work unless the old iMac is running Snow Leopard. But I am not sure of this.
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