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Ashik
Ashik, Mac Technician
Category: Mac
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Experience:  Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), 9+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
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I have 2 Mac Minis running OS10.6.8. I would like to

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I have 2 Mac Minis running OS10.6.8. I would like to transfer a large number of files from one Mac to the other. How can I do that?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

Hi and Welcome. My Name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you today with your question.

How old are those Macs ? Are they connected to same network ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

They are both 6 years old. On the same network.

Note: I am having problems with both computers and may occasionally be interrupted briefly.

Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

There are mainly two ways to transfer the files between. One is through Firewire Target Disk Mode and another is by Apple File Sharing. If they are connected on same network, then you can enable Sharing on both Macs and transfer the files using your network.

See here --> https://support.apple.com/en-ap/HT204445

(The instructions are for latest OS X, but it is the same procedure for 10.6 Snow Leopard)

or see here --> http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-enable-file-sharing-on-mac-os-x-snow-leopar.html

Another way is, get a Firewire cable and you can connect both Macs with Firewire cable and then use Target Disk Mode to transfer. See here- > https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT201462

Target Disk Mode will allow you to mount the hard drive of one Mac to another Mac and you can copy files from it just like an external hard drive.

If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please don't hesitate to ask.