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Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: stephen
Date: December 06, 2020 02:18PM
There’s no USB.
Gets on WI-FI network.
Won’t log into Google Drive or iCloud (version of Safari too obsolete.
Shows an “iDisk” but won’t log into it.
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Re: Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: December 06, 2020 02:28PM
OS 9 or OS 10? Those did have USB, I'll assume those ports are dead? If FW is still working, maybe you have an old dual-port FW & USB drive that still works?
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Re: Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 06, 2020 02:29PM
Set up a samba file share ?
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Re: Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: stephen
Date: December 06, 2020 02:36PM
It's OS 10.5.8.

I was pulling some items off a CD and this is the only device I have with a CD-ROM.

PowerBook G5 15" 1.25 GHz



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2020 02:37PM by stephen.
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Re: Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: PizzaGod
Date: December 06, 2020 02:55PM
Why not pull the hard drive and hook it up as an external?
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Re: Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: stephen
Date: December 06, 2020 03:01PM
I figured out a way. Was able to log into a very basic version of Yahoo Mail and do small attachments!
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Re: Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 06, 2020 03:16PM
boot into target disk mode and attach it to your current machine... wait do you have FireWire on your current machine???
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Re: Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: btfc
Date: December 06, 2020 04:08PM
[support.apple.com]
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Re: Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: hal
Date: December 06, 2020 05:00PM
file sharing!!!!! [support.apple.com]
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Re: Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: stephen
Date: December 06, 2020 09:27PM
All good info for next time! Thank you.

And, duh: it did have a USB interface. It was just that the flash drive I was using was angled funny and wouldn't fit into the slot. I thought it was some kind of other weird plug-in.

Good to know alternate methods.
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Re: Can’t remember ancient history - how to move files from G4 PowerBook to internet or another computer?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: December 07, 2020 06:19AM
Basic File Sharing should work. Just share the volume and connect to another Mac over the network
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