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OS X Lion: Transfer files between two Mac computers

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Transfer files between two Mac computers
  • If both computers are using Mac OS X Lion (v10.7 or later), use AirDrop to send files wirelessly to those near you.

    Share your files with others near you

  • Transfer files via the Internet using your iDisk or another Internet account.

    Use iDisk to share files

  • Copy files over an Ethernet network or wireless network.

    Share your computer with others on your network

  • Use one computer to burn the files on a CD or DVD, and then copy the files from the disc to the other computer.

    Burn a CD or DVD in the Finder

  • Use an external disk such, as a Zip drive, portable Universal Serial Bus (USB), or FireWire hard disk, or even a floppy disk, if you purchase a USB floppy drive.
  • If both computers use Mac OS X, you may be able to use Migration Assistant, which is located in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. Migration Assistant transfers your files and important settings from one computer to another.

    Transfer your information from a Mac, PC, or disk

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2013
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