How can I transfer files from my old Mac to my new Mac?

Episode 1211 (17:24)

Matthew from Encino, CA
Apple MacBook Pro

Matthew wants to transfer old files from his old computer to his new computer. Leo says that Matthew can use an ethernet cable, Firewire or even Thunderbolt and put the old computer into "target disk mode." This will treat his old Mac as a hard drive that will mount on the new Mac. Then it's just a simple drag and drop of his files.