Transferring file from mac to pc

Discussion in 'macOS' started by markiv810, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. markiv810 macrumors regular

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    I have been trying to transfer a file (which is around 4 GB in size) from my PowerMac G5 to my office pc but windows xp on my office pc only reads the file to be 1.97 GB in size, I also zipped the file using the built-in zip utility in OS X but the size of the zipped file on my office pc is 1.97 GB and on my mac is 3.97 GB. I am using DVD media to transfer the file. Should I fragment the file for an easy transfer, please advice.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Absolutely no idea why that is happening, have you tried opening the file on Windows? (btw when you open the Zip on the PC there may be a folder called in the zip itself called MacOSX the file may be inside that.)

    It may just be the Mac and/or PC is reading the size of the zipped file wrong.
     
  3. markiv810 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Windows XP is reading the file size wrong and I see only one file (the zipped file). I am thinking of it to split the file into pieces using Stuffit Deluxe and then putting them back together on the pc that might actually work. I have transferred 4 GB iso images of Fedora and OpenSuse from my mac at home to my office pc without any problems. I would try that out tonite, and thanks for your reply.
     
  4. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    How are you transferring the file?

    It could be a limit in the FAT32 file system.
     
  5. Caesar0801 macrumors newbie

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    I've read the FAT hd format is limited to filesizes of 4GB max.
    but I don't know if that's the problem of your transfer.
    is your pc FAT-formatted? or NTFS?

    grtz,
    caesar
     
  6. philb macrumors newbie

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    edit: slow post, looks like other people beat me to it...
     

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