trying to transfer from a 2009 iMac to a 2013 iMac with thunderbolt adaptor and firewire but it's not giving me that option, only ethernet or wifi...h
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Try putting your iMac into Target Disk Mode. Shut it down, and turn it hold holding the "T" button when you hear the chime. The iMac will boot to a white screen with the Firewire symbol, effectively turning it into a giant external hard drive. On the new iMac, tell it to use the data found on a connected disk (rather than a network connection).
- Answered by Kevin W from San Antonio
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Ethernet or Wifi is a network connection. Firewire/USB/Thunderbolt are connections that your Mac has on it.
- Answered by Jeremy L from Flower Mound
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How do I transfer data from my iMac without thunderbolt (only firewire) to my new Macbook Air with thunderbolt?
- Asked by Arvin V
- Aug 15, 2011
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Firewire or ethernet cable to use migration assistant?
- Asked by Wayne N
- Dec 28, 2009
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- Asked about: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard