need cable to connect external backup to new iMac 21.5 usb port. Present cable to large to go for usb port

I bought new computer, but all my old stuff is on my backup. However, when I tried to plug in the external (which fit my old iMac), it did not fit. I NEED all my info.

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  • First thing to establish is what cable you need to connect, it seems like you aren't using a USB cable ( as they have a standardised size ). It's likely that you're using a Firewire cable instead of a USB cable.

    If the ports are the same, it could be the case that you just need a wire with less sheathing on the connector.

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