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Transferring songs/photos from macbook to macair
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Sep 24, 2011, 10:19 AM
 
Hello all,

I recently purchased a Macbook air, and I want to transfer just my photos and music over. What is the best way, and how?

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Sep 24, 2011, 10:47 AM
 
Copy the iTunes Folder from yourhomefolder/Music/ to the same location on the new machine.

Copy the iPhoto library from yourhomefolder/Pictures/ to the same location on the new machine.

You can do this via an external drive, or via wireless network (enable file sharing in System Preferences --> Sharing on the old machine, and it will automatically show up under "Shared " in the sidebar of the new machine's Finder windows.
     
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Sep 24, 2011, 10:57 AM
 
If both have Lion, you could also use airdrop.
     
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Sep 24, 2011, 11:33 AM
 
The macbook is on 10.5. I found the solution. Just found that opening up sharing the two recognized each other right off. I have about 2 hours of transferring going on. Thanks!
     
   
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