Had to check...the old appears to be Firewire 400, the new one is FW800. The 'new' Mac is a 2009 24 inch, the old is 2006 (white case). Both are Intels.
Sorry, missed the last question. No, I don't have any Firewire cable now. Is there a version of cable that converts?
Thanks. I did install this same DW on the working Mac and will go purchase the cable as you suggest. Let me do that and I'll get back to you later today (and rating). I may have a few more questions once I get them both hooked up.
Ok, this is getting fun. I've got the cable installed, figured out how to put the old Mac in Target mode. Started up DW on the working Mac and now I see the old Mac's HD in the list of options. Graph doesn't work (so I'm guessing the old drive is barely limping along).
Rebuild didn't work. The error says the disk is still in use. It suggests to restart the old Mac with DW, but if I do that, how do I stay in Target mode?
Yes, I see all of the files I want to recover. These are a few various files, but mainly my iPhoto library. When I start iPhoto on the new Mac and select the library on the old Mac, iPhoto opens and tells me that volume is locked.
But I do see the files. What's my best next step?
Its copying now, from the old Mac iPhoto folder/library to the new mac desktop. 38.6G is going to take a little while, but its going. Up to 1.8G now.
Once this is fully copied to the desktop of the new Mac, will it still give me the 'locked' error above?
I guess I can just selective copy over all of the files I need like this, that's pretty easy.
Thanks, David. I really appreciate the guidance.
Its still copying, up to 19G now. Plus I've moved over most of the other files.
Once this finishes I'll have the iPhoto folder moved over, and I hadn't created any new iPhoto library on the new Mac yet. I'd appreciate your advice on how to get the old photos to show up in the new Mac's iPhoto.
Same for iTunes, although in that case I did retrieve some of my iTunes files from my phone and these are already on the new Mac.
BTW, I just submitted my rating...hopefully you see that.
Ok, the iPhoto library copy completed and I moved it under the Pictures folder on the new Mac. When I open iPhoto, I get the following error:
Caution: The iPhoto library is on a locked volume. Reopen iPhoto when you have read/write access, or reopen iPhoto with the Option key held down to choose another library.
You officially rock! iPhoto is up and running.
I'm doing as you suggested for iTunes next. Need to copy first.
I'm about to have to leave for several hours. I've moved all the files I need off of the old Mac. iTunes and iPhoto work great...thanks again!
I don't really need to 'recover' anything else from the old Mac, but it would be nice to wipe that drive and recover to factory settings.
Can you walk me through that?
Go ahead and disconnect Firewire now I'm guessing?
I upgraded to Snow Leopard about a year ago. I have that disk.
I have to leave now, but I will do this when I return.
Thank you so much for your help.
How does this work now?...can I leave this chat going for a few hours while I'm out, or do I need to reestablish tonight?