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    I have a second edition MacBook Air,and a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with the same Airport network. My iMacand MacBook Air both apply OS 10.6.7. How do I transfer files from myMacBook Air to my iMac?

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    Turn on File Sharing in the System Preferences >>> Sharing . On the Air, Go to Finder >>> Go >>> Network. You should watch the iMac listed. Double click the iMac and you should watch something as the Public folder. Drag the files you require to move, into there.

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    You may watch something in the window that says "connect as". Click it and log onto the iMac using the same User name and Password as you would commonly do if you were sitting in front of the iMac. Also while you may not do that each time you apply the iMac, and you should, the system however applies your Username and Password to log you onto the system automatically.
    Once logged onto the iMac, from the Air, the entire drive is available to you and you can drop the files anyplace you as with the iMac.

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    It brought a little avoiding but I eventually acquired them set up and was able to transfer a file.

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    Was there something that I missed telling you?

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    I had to hunt until I detected the "something as a public folder. As soon as that looked everthing was considerable.

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    I will remember to be a bit more particular about it when somebody else asks. Good to watch that you did not give up and succeeded.

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    Would a wired connection be faster? Does the Air Foa target disk mode as the FireWire outfitted macs do? I recognize USB is slower as compared to FireWire, but might it be faster as compared to wifi?

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    Gigabit Ethernet is quicker as compared to all below this Wireless N can go faster as compared to Ethernet 100, theoretically. Ethernet is faster as compared to Firewire 800. Firewire 800 is faster as compared to Firewire 400. USB is faster as compared to Firewire 400.

    Merely Target Mode is not the way to simply transfer files from one machine to the other and does not apply to the Air anyway. Firewire is required for Target Mode to work. Evidently the fastest way to transfer files between two machines is for them both to have Gigabit Ethernet, all but the Air do, and a Gigabit switch.

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    Your post does not say you require to transfer ALL your files from your MBA to your iMac. If only some of your files, you could use your backup drive and drag the files over from that. Or only turn on file sharing and do it that way. Or put files that you're working with both machines or need to have on both machines in Dropbox and you will have them available seamlessly where you can watch and apply them in your Dropbox folder right in the finder.

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