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Switcher Question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mattroberts, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular


    Hey there!

    I just got my brand new PB:)

    BUt i'm having a heck of a time transfering my files over from my PC Everytime i copy a folder full of my photos or emails over when i open them on the MAC there's nothing there !?! any idea and what i'm missing?

  2. macrumors demi-god


    Odd. I xfer files between my mac and pc w/o a problem. What format are your pix and e-mail in?

    BTW, congrats on yer brand new PB! :)

  3. macrumors 65816


    how are you transferring them?
  4. Moderator emeritus


    what format are the PC files you are copying over, what's their file extension?
  5. macrumors regular


    they are mostly jpegs.

    and some vcards....

    I'm transferring over the network in my home.....

    It hasn't had any trouble with PDF's so i'm semi-sure that its not the networks fault.... but i'm not sure

  6. Moderator emeritus


    once these files are on your mac, do they have proper icons? or just white squares? when you try to open one, what is the error you get?
  7. macrumors regular


    thats whats strange i get nothing in the folders

    And when i go to get information about the folder under size it keeps say calculating size......

    any thoughts?

  8. Moderator emeritus


    and what happens if you copy a single jpeg for example over, does that work ok?
  9. macrumors regular


    that works fine...... but its a no go by folder.

  10. Moderator emeritus


    ok, very odd. what way are you copying these files? Conncting to from the PC to the Mac, or the from the Mac to the PC. Whatever way round you are trying at the moment, give it a go the other way round.
  11. macrumors regular

    If you can go one at a time then do it that way. Open up the folder you want to transfer and select all. Then move them into a new folder created on the Mac. A little bit of a pain but solves the probelm.

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