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A friend of mine has an older macbook that has a broken screen, and they've since bought a new macbook. I think I've read somewhere (but I could be wrong, I read A LOT of things online) that there is some way to connect one to the other and have one be almost like another harddrive to the new macbook, so I could move picture files and such off.

I've never really used a mac other than for photoshop when I was in highschool, but is this possible? If not, what's the best way I could move photos and other files off her old macbook and put it on her new one?

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You'd use target disk mode - you'd need firewire on both macs, boot up the broken mac while holding the T key and it'll appear to be a firewire disk.

You might also consider just plugging in a screen and doing things the regular way if its a firewire-less mac.

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Thanks. I couldn't remember what is was called as it's never really been an issue. If I plugged in a monitor, would it automatically use it? –  Rob Apr 21 '12 at 1:40
    
I'm not sure, unfortunately. I'm not a mac user, this just happens to be a feature i REALLY wish regular PCs had ;p –  Journeyman Geek Apr 21 '12 at 1:45
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