Easiest Way to connect mac->pc to transfer files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mackaveli, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

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    hi, i use to set my mac computer as a ftp server and then have the pc connect to it using a ftp program since they are connected to a LAN.

    but for some reason i cannot do this anymore, any easy way for me to transfer a file from my Mac to PC, i know there is, so let me know haah thanks.

    edit- also i use to have a folder on windows that was shared, so i could connect with my mac, i cant do this anymore either, fricking hate windows. so annoying.
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I can't help with the mac to PC but regarding the shared windows folder, I have found that 3rd party firewalls don't work well with Macs. I have to turn off Norton Internet Security in order for my Mac to see my Windows PC.
     
  3. mackaveli thread starter macrumors regular

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    yah thats what i thought, so i turned off firewall but it never showed on my mac, but after like 5 attempts it finally worked, its just annoying i connect through ftp but then the file doesnt even show the right size, windows sucks,

    mods feel free to close the thread i guess since i got it to work.
     
  4. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Using the wizard (ugh) create a home network on windows. Then on your mac apple+k type smb://nameyoucreatedonwizard.local



    then just hit apple+k everytime you wanna connect. works fine with my windows firewall
    router firewall
    and mac firewall

    all on at the same time
     
  5. FalcorTheDog macrumors member

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    How about if I want to print from my mac to a printer connected to my PC? I've looked everywhere and changed every setting I could think of, but cant get it to work. Help? Thanks!
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  7. FalcorTheDog macrumors member

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    I installed Bonjour on my PC, but what exactly is it doing for me? I need to print to the canon printer on my PC from my wireless powerbook. Suggestions?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Assuming the PC is set to share printers, you should be able to simply go to System Preferences and in the Print & Fax section, press the little plus sign in the Printer section and then navigate to your Canon through Bonjour. From memory, it'll say the location is either the PC's name or simply Bonjour. :)
     

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