moving everything from my old imac to my new one.

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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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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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