This is my first entry to the Apple Support Community. Hope I give enough info.
•How do I migrate from a late 2007 24" iMac with a garbled screen, (which is due to a rapidly deteriorating GPU, I'm assuming) to an early 2011 MacBook Pro, 17". First I tried using the Time Machine backup from the iMac on an external hard drive but most of the folders and files are unaccesible with a round red circle with a white minus sign as they are now on the MacBook. I also mistakenly copied over the Time Machine backup disk, so all I have is the iMac with the very difficult to near impossible to read display. Can this be done with verbose login (which I've never done) or can I merely hook the machines up via Firewire or ethernet? Thanks from a neophyte.
Thanks to both of you (Strawb268 and OGELTHORPE) for the quick responses. I've got to go out of town for an emergency family matter, and won't be able to try this for a few days. I'll try the migration suggestions when I return. But thank you for the quick responses. I'll let you know what happens. Sincerely.