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    moving everything from my old imac to my new one.
    I've got a nice shiny new imac. Whats the best way to move all my apps, photos, movies, games etc over from my old one? I have an external hard drive to ease the process but is there actually an easy way to do it?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machag View Post
    I've got a nice shiny new imac. Whats the best way to move all my apps, photos, movies, games etc over from my old one? I have an external hard drive to ease the process but is there actually an easy way to do it?
    Yes, via ethernet cable, preferably through a switch (a kind of hub), but it can be done directly. Connect your two Macs, boot 'em up, go to Sys Prefs > Network and see if your older iMac has been recognised and/or mounted on your new iMac desktop.

    There are also programs to assist but all the names and instructions are with my other Mac. Someone else will advise you further.

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    Thanks so much. Thats a great start. Any further help from anyone would be amazing. Or just to be pointed towards an appropriate guide in another forum or site?

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    If you can, boot your old mac in target mode (hold down 't' on boot).

    Connect it via firewire to your new mac. Goto 'Applications -> Utilities ->
    Migration Assistant' and follow the instructions

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    Have a look at http://www.apple.com/pro/tips/migration.html

    It refers to Tiger, but it's no different in Leopard.

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    Thanks guys for all your help. Much appreciated!

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