2178 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2009 11:05 PM by pdquick
Maybe I am just not reading your post correctly, but it seems you might be going about this backwards. I think the newer computer is suppose to find the older one, not the other way around. Are you following these instructions?:
To transfer files using Migration Assistant:
On your new computer, open Migration Assistant, located in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. Read the Introduction screen, and then click Continue.
If a dialog appears, type your password, and then click OK.
In the Migration Method screen, select “From another Mac,” and then click Continue.
Connect a FireWire cable from your new Mac to your older Mac, and then click Continue.
You can also click Use Network to transfer files and important settings over a wireless network.
Follow the instructions in Migration Assistant to restart your older Mac and select the hard disk and user accounts from which you want to transfer. Then, select whether you want to transfer applications, files and folders, or your Library folder.
NOTE: When you first open a transferred application on your new computer, you may need to reenter the application’s serial number or registration code.
Select whether you want to use your old network, time zone, and sharing settings, and then click Transfer.
When Migration Assistant is finished, click Quit.
I've use Migration Assistant several times and have had no problems. Hope this helps, and I hope I have not insulted your intelligence.
I had to turn off the Airport on both machines to get them to "see" each other when they were connected by ethernet cable. The good news is that worked. The bad news is, Migration Assistant hangs at the end, so after 2+ hours of downloading, it won't disconnect. I have to manually close M.A. and the files don't appear on the new comp.