Connecting to PC on Mac

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  1. macfan92 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to copy my iTunes library from my PC to my Mac. I was told I need to get a crossover cable to do the job. I tryed connecting them together but....I don't think I'm doing this right. Can somebody please help me.
     
  2. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    This is how I would do it:

    Go onto your Mac and go to Sys Prefs -> Sharing -> Windows Sharing -> enable it, and your account.

    then, on the PC, go to run: and your.macs.ip.address (123.123.1.123)/yourusername

    i think that's what you'd do.

    not sure if that's the right way for the run part, but maybe *goes and checks*

    EDIT:

    i just tried to do it on my pc, and it's just... sorta difficult, almost, well, not nearly as easy as on OS X. what you probably need to do is just connect to it through Finder -> Go -> connect to server -> Pc's IP.

    then put your iTunes library in your shared folder or whatever. :)
     
  3. macfan92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, for the crossover cable, do i connect it directly PC to Mac? Or do i need to plug it in with the router or modem or something?
     
  4. andcraig macrumors regular

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    Yep. one ethernet port to the other, just hook em up.
    In fact, depending on the Mac and PC NIC cards, you don't even need a crossover cable.
    I know at least the recent powerbooks automatically compensate for whatever cable you're using. So if you need crossover, a straight through will act like one.
    Which is cool.
    And i wish my PC did.
     
  5. macfan92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Macs - Network Utility, spotlight it.

    PC - go to run and type in CMD and then in the command prompt ipconfig, that will give you your IP address.

    you have an AIM screenname, I could help you a lot easier that way. :)
     
  7. macfan92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ya I do have an aim screen name: linkinpark92fan
     
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  9. blackscooby macrumors 6502

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    The way I transfer files is to use a cross over cable between my Macbook and my AMD server.

    I enabled FTP access on my Macbook, and used a program called Filezilla (GUI FTP that's free) on my AMD to connect to my MAC and transfer the files from PC to MAC.

    Works a treat for me and is REALLY REALLY quick via cross over cable, both are using Gigabit transfer so all transfers are very quick.

    Cheers

    Mark
     
  10. d wade macrumors 65816

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    you dont need any wires.

    i'm tell you man the search function on this website is the most underrated thiing ive ever seen. give it a try, you'll be amazed.

    follow this guide EXACTLY and you will be golden. no wires or nothing.
     
  11. blackscooby macrumors 6502

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    My Wifi ain't that fast so compter to computer transfer isn't that quick, hence the use of wired transfer. Wired is possible at a theoretical 1000Mbps where as wifi transfer is more like 54Mbps on my set up at home.
     
  12. macfan92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did all that and it worked great. The only problem is, how do I get my iTunes library into the share folder that I created?
     
  13. macfan92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I cancel the connection between the mac and pc?
     
  14. d wade macrumors 65816

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    drag and drop
     
  15. d wade macrumors 65816

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    undo the process.. go back and unshare your mac in the system prefs
     
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