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Moving files from Macbook to a new MacBook pro


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I just got a new MBP and I want to move my iTunes and iPhoto library from my old mac to my new mac. How can I do this?

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*I don't want to use Migration Assistant as it moves over everything*
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Connect the two via an ethernet cable and just drag stuff from one to the other. If you have 802.11n on both machines, then use one to create a wireless network and have the other connect to it. Then drag and drop as with ethernet.

There's also the trusty flash drive/external hard drive


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Connect the two via an ethernet cable and just drag stuff from one to the other. If you have 802.11n on both machines, then use one to create a wireless network and have the other connect to it. Then drag and drop as with ethernet.

There's also the trusty flash drive/external hard drive
I connected them both and how do I drag and drop?
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couldnt you just turn on blue tooth and transfer the files that way. ive played around with it and it was pretty quick.
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I got it hooked up through ethernet but it says it will take over 120 hours to move my 32 gig itunes folder..is that correct?
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120 hours over ethernet is absurd. Took me mere minutes to transfer 50GB.

I'm thinking you're not actually transferring through ethernet but rather Wi-Fi. First turn off Airport on both machines then hook up the ethernet cable. Wait a few seconds for the devices to setup IP addresses, and then try transferring.


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