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Sam <com> wrote:   There are a number of ways to do this. The best way depends on your needs. If you're going to keep your G3, then you could always just leave the files on it and access them by putting both computers on a local network and turning on Apple file sharing on the G3. Copying via firewire works well too....

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    Sam <com> wrote:
     

    There are a number of ways to do this. The best way depends on your needs. If you're
    going to keep your G3, then you could always just leave the files on it and access
    them by putting both computers on a local network and turning on Apple file sharing on
    the G3. Copying via firewire works well too.

    stan@temple.edu Guest

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    I'm buying a G4 tower today. I'm currently using a G3 iMac. How do I
    go about copying all of my files to the new computer without worrying
    about permissions, etc? All the Mail, Docs, Music, Quicken Data, etc.
    needs to be transferred, and I would like to do it without having to use
    the same exact username from my old machine. But if this happens, I run
    into the problem of permissions. Someone told me if I use the old
    machine as a FireWire drive (by holding down the T key on bootup) for
    the new computer, permissions wouldn't recognized. Is this true? Also,
    is there a better way? Surely Apple has foreseen this need and provided
    a way to do it easily.

    Sam Guest

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    In article
    <bellsouth.net>,
    Sam <com> wrote:
     

    I don't remember how permissions work with FireWire target drive mode,
    but you can avoid any problems there by copying the files into
    /Users/Shared on your iMac first. That can be read by all users. Then
    connect the iMac to the G4 in FireWire target disk mode, copy the files
    to the G4, disconnect the systems, delete the files in /Users/Shared on
    the iMac, and you're all set.

    Hope this helps,
    Eric

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    http://rescomp.stanford.edu/~ejalbert/
    Eric Guest

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    In article
    <bellsouth.net>,
    Sam <com> wrote:
     

    A Target Mode mounted device is just another FireWire mounted device.
    If there is a question about the permissions, select the drive icon and
    do a Get Info. Make sure the "Ignore ownership on this volume" box is
    _not_ checked in the Ownership & Permissions panel.

    As to copying the files and folders, I would recommend using Carbon Copy
    Cloner (see VersionTracker.com) and select only those directories that
    you want copied. If you are comfortable with the command line, there
    are low-level tools like hfspax and psync that can also o the job.

    --
    Tom Stiller

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