3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 8:31 PM by MartinR
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I just got a new 27" iMac w/ fusion drive (OSX10.8.2) and upgraded from an old Power PC G5 - (OSX 10.4.8)


I'm not sure if I want to use migration assitant to transfer everything from my old computer to my new one. I also want to set up my husband as a user since he has an iPhone and iPad - but we share the iMac.


For my old computer, I have always stored my music & iTunes library on an exteral Lacie firewire drive.

1. First question is how to get my music from my Lacie firewire drive to my new 27" iMac - with no firewire connection. I just checked and it has a USB 2.0 connection - maybe that would work?

2. Second - how do I transfer files & photos from my G5 harddrive to my new iMac - I don't want to transfer all my applications - I will be buying some new applications. I also don't want all my old Mailboxes from mail transfered over. Mostly I want to transfer music, photos, files, documents.

-We have a portable external 1TB hard drive I could use for the transfer.

3. Any tips on setting up a second user with an iPhone & iPad.


Thanks for your help!



iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)