quick question....How can I get this file from PC to Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by arcsbite, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    I'm out i the field as it were and I need to get a 7GB file from a PC onto my macbook pro.

    I've tried my mini external but it's in FAT32 and can't handle the file size, i've tried hooking up and ethernet for direct atachment but it freezes up after about 10mins and goes nowhere.

    am I missing something?
    any ideas?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Does your PC have a Firewire connection and if so, do you have a spare Firewire cable available?
  3. thread starter Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    USB 2 and Ethernet only :(
  4. macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    ethernet is your best option, I'd try and figure out why its freezing.

    Otherwise, you could reformat your external as NTFS (applications/utilities/disk utility -this will erase all files on the drive) and copy the file on it. From there you can plug it into the Mac and copy the file wherever you like, you just won't be able to edit the file while its on the drive. After you're done it would be just as easy to reformat the external again, back to FAT32.

    Sorry I don't have anything better..
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006

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