Access music files on Windows PC

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mark_275, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. mark_275 macrumors newbie

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    Forgive me if this is a repeat, I searched but didn't find an answer.

    I'm new to OS X and I've set up my iBook to wirelessly access the shared folders on my Windows PC through the gateway. All of my music files are on the PC. How can I play music on the iBook without copying the files from the PC to the iBook. Every time I try and play a song OS X copies the file from the PC to the Mac and then plays it. I'm running OS X 10.2. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Fukui macrumors 68000

    Fukui

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    Go to itunes and check the prefernce for importing, and uncheck the "copy files when adding to library" option.
     
  3. GodBless macrumors 65816

    GodBless

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    Just a couple of suggestions.

    I would recommend storing your music on your Mac. That's what I did when I switched and it turned out to be a great idea.

    Also have you checked out OS X 10.4? It is well worth the upgrade. Here is a link to Apple's 10.4 main web page: http://www.apple.com/macosx/

    I switched when 10.2 (Jaguar) was out and I upgraded to both 10.3 (Panther) and 10.4 (Tiger). I highly recommend it to everyone. As my friend (who is a Windows user but wants a Mac) says the comparison of Panther to Tiger is like comparing DOS to GUI.

    Panther was already great but Tiger is even better.
     
  4. mark_275 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't believe it was that easy! What an idiot I am!! Thanks for the response, that worked like a charm.
     
  5. Fukui macrumors 68000

    Fukui

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    Yup. Just check the prefs before anything. Thats how I found it...
     

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