Connecting Vista and Leopard, both Macs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cba2m5, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. cba2m5 macrumors newbie

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    I have two macs. One a G5 and the other the unibody Macbook. I have Vista (32bit) on my Macbook in bootcamp and I want to transfer large files from the G5 to the Vista side on the Macbook via ethernet. Any ideas?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Windows can't read or write to HFS+ by default, and OS X can't write to NTFS by default.

    Download NTFS-3G and MacFUSE for OS X and do all your file transfers from there.

    Also, search, as I've answered this question twice today and six times in the past week.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Why not just use SMB file sharing on the Mac side and enable File Sharing and Discovery on the Windows side? Who cares about filesystems then? :rolleyes:
     
  4. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    they should make a sticky lol


    I guess I can add it to my problem solving thread (see signature below).


    You can link to it too, Tallest Skil, that way you just direct people there rather than typing it all out again.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Uh guys?
     
  6. cba2m5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did I say something wrong?
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No you didn't. Everyone seems to think you need NTFS support and are writing to a disk.

    You'll want to enable SMB file sharing in the Sharing Preference pane and then enable File Sharing and Discovery in Vista. After that you can read from your Public folder and write in the Drop Box
     
  8. cba2m5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great, thanks!
     

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