Windows to MAC,.,...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by whitetrashanth, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. whitetrashanth macrumors member

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    hi im about to purchase a powermac and have never used a mac before for more than 5 minutes,.. my basic questions would be

    what internet explorer would be best to use and how easy is it to save my "favourites" list in my internet browser so that i can transfer them to my new computer, as i wont be using internet explorer on the mac can this be done?

    whats the best way to tranfer existing files on my current p4 XP dell computer.erm yeh thats it

    cheers any help would be muchos appreciated
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    How to get your stuff from your PC to your Mac

    And here's what it says about Internet Explorer Favourites if you're using your iPod to move your stuff:

    Just follow these simple steps in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

    1. Launch Internet Explorer and choose Import and Export from the File menu.
    2. Export your Favorites and save the file as “Favorites.html” on your desktop.
    3. Copy the file “Favorites.html” from the desktop to your iPod.


    I would recommend that you use Safari as your internet explorer on the Mac.
     
  3. whitetrashanth thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks alot dude, very easy indeed, so what i meant when i said about favourites, the current favourites will appear in SAFARI? once i import them, also instead of using my ipod i can use a cd,memory stick etc.. if i wanted? i know it sounds really dumb but thanks for your help thus far
     
  4. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    You could try burning some files to a CD, but make sure its cross-platform compatible, because sometimes my data disc isn't read by my iMac. You could also try networking the 2 machines together, I'm doing that between this computer and the P4 PC in the basement.
     
  5. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Yes, that means you can import the favourites in Safari later on, and yes you can use a CD or a memory stick etc ... take a look at the link I gave for different options.

    (And just in case you haven't noticed, the PowerMacs and PowerBooks will most likely be updated next week, so don't purchase your Mac before that.)
     
  6. whitetrashanth thread starter macrumors member

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    REALLY? do you have a link to this romoured info?

    i have sort of been waiting cause i knew something was around the corner, excellent news
     
  7. whitetrashanth thread starter macrumors member

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    o and yeh cheers for that link, i chekd it out, iv decided to buy an external hard drive cause it will be alot quicker, plus i think i need a back up disk
     
  8. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I don't know anything except what it says here on the front page of macrumors.com, but as you can see, Thinksecret and Appleinsider both seem to be quite certain that something will happen next week.
     

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