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Ask Max: Multiple Monitors in Target Disk Mode

Asked on 05/26/2006:

What is the easiest way to connect my Mac G4 to my Mac G5 so that I can share the monitor connected to the G5. I want to see what's still on the G4's hard drive before I sell the machine.Thanks so much.


This is such a common need for people that Apple built-in a way for you to do this. It is called target disk mode. With the power of the G4 off but your G5 fully booted, just connect your G4 to your G5 with a FireWire cable. Upon powering up the G4, hold down the G4’s "T" key. Very shortly you should see your G4's hard drive icon on the desktop of your G5. Then it's just a matter of finding the files you need and dragging them over to the G5's hard drive.

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