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Best way to transfer my files from old comp to new?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Grandslam, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    I have a MacBook Pro and am wanting to transfer all my files on it to my new MacBook Pro. (HD webcam yum)

    I was thinking of putting them on a 1 TB drive and transferring them that way, but I'm not sure if that's the cleanest way to go about doing it...

    Also, I am concerned that if I transfer the entirety of my files over, I may unknowingly be transferring an unknown virus/spyware to my new one, which I prefer not to do. I ran into a gnarly mac (gasp) virus a couple months back (the damn "download" "play" stacked buttons in banner ads that are/were flooding the web), but Norton can't find it.

    Anyways...

    Ideas?
     
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    sameer5762 Elite Member

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    Through lan you can transfer files easier and faster.......enjoy...!!!
     
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  3. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    Any idea where I can find a good write-up that will walk me through this?
     
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    javedrehman56 Regular Member

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    to move file fast you external hdd if you have its better then lan as far as i know :)
     
  5. hurn

    hurn Power Member

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    Get a cross cable and inter link two MACs and transfer files. This is the fastest way to copy files.
     
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  6. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    Is there more than one type of cross cable?
     
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    jonnyquest Regular Member

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    am assuming you are talking just data...run an anti-virus program on the existing and transfer to a external hard drive, then to new computer. Suggest this way because now you have a complete backup copy secured.

    JQ
     
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  8. hurn

    hurn Power Member

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    you need to buy a cable RJ45 Ethernet cross cable. Connect both computer using cable.



     
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  9. TNphoneman

    TNphoneman Senior Member

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    you can also plug them into the same switch/hub/network
     
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