Transferring files (over 4gb) from PC to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by superspiffy, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I'm switching over to Mac and I need a way to transfer all my files to it. I know I can format an external hdd to FAT 32 so that the Mac can read it and transfer it like so, but I work with a lot of video editing and I do have files over 4gb big. I can't burn them on a DVD either, because DVDs are only 4.7gb and I have files over that. So how do I go about this?
     
  2. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Two ways I would consider:
    1) Ethernet cable, setup a network and send data across.
    2)Start apple in target mode and this will act as a external HD, transfer all data over that way, just as long as you have firewire on you old pc though, I don't you can do it over usb.
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Macs can read NTFS - they just can't write to it so the external HD might work anyhow...

    The ethernet cable is probably easiest and quickest
     
  4. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    this is how i did it this weekend and it will work for you if your pc has a firewire port like mine did.

    install macdrive on your pc, boot your mac in target firewire mode and connect to pc.

    ETA: Ooops, just glossed over cwedl's response, which covered what I meant to say quite nicely.
     

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