hey, question about file transfer

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Six, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Six
    macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2002
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    hey everyone! i have a question! i've got a G3 BW tower, and it's running 10.2, and I dont know how to transfer files from my old iMac rev b running 9.2. I know how to connect two computers running 9.2, but not a 10.2 and a 9.2

    please help meeeee!
  2. macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2002
    Bay Area, CA
    Well, if you know how to connect two computers under 9.2, it's pretty much the same between 10.2 and 9.2. You'll need an ethernet crossover cable to connect the two computers. Then, make sure "Ethernet" is selected in the AppleTalk control panel on the iMac, and that AppleTalk is active in the Network preference pane on the B&W G3 tower.

    After doing that, enable file sharing on one of the computers (use the Sharing preference pane for the tower, or the File Sharing control panel for the iMac), and use the other to connect to the other computer.

    If you're connecting TO the iMac FROM the tower, just press Command-K in the Finder, and then double-click your iMac computer name in the list (you may need to click on either "AppleTalk" or "Local Network" in the first column). Enter your login and password (defined in the File Sharing control panel on the iMac), select your hard drive, and then press OK. Your iMac's hard drive will mount on the desktop, and you can transfer files as you wish.

    If you're connecting to the TOWER from the iMac, then you'll just need to use the Chooser instead under OS 9. It should be under the Apple menu. Click "AppleTalk" on the left side, and your tower's computer name should show up on the right. Double-click it, enter your login and password, select your hard drive or home folder, and press OK. Then transfer files at will!

    I hope that helps.
  3. Six
    thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2002
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    thanks a billion! :) im gonna try it now
  4. Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    if you go into a store and ask for a crossover cable, many times the clerk may point you to a standard cat 5...you can rip out the wires and make one yourself in a pinch with new connector and cheap crimper, but it's best to make sure it's the right cable...it's one of the most common problems that drive people nuts

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