File Transfer PC to Mac (Connect to server)

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by henrys, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. henrys macrumors regular

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    I want to transfer files from my HDD on PC (HD-154U1)

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    But when I connect to server using smb://192.XXX.X.X/, it only lets me mount my User files on from my on the 'Local Disk'

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    Are there any commands to mount the HD-154UI Volume directly? As I have to copy stuff over from one HDD to another
     
  2. zin macrumors 6502

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    I had to transfer around 70GB from PC to Mac recently and it was quite a faff. I tried using the method that you did but in the end it simply didn't work.

    What I did was I turned WiFi off on both computers and used an ethernet cable for the transfer. Then, I shared the C:/ drive in Windows, browsed the network on the Mac using Finder, and used the "Connect As..." button to log in as the active Windows user. It then simply let me copy and paste the things I needed by allowing me to access the C:/ drive.

    Just remember to "un-share" the C:/ drive after if you choose to do it this way. In your case you'd be sharing the D:/ drive and not the C:/ drive.
     
  3. hallux macrumors 68020

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    What ^^ he said. C drive needs to be shared in order to access it.

    That said, what do you need off the root of C? Have people STILL not learned to just save files inside their profile folder? If you store stuff in your profile there should be little to nothing of any use in areas that you could get to once you can access the C drive as most of what is there is Windows-related or apps that only work on Windows.

    OS X will make you actually think about saving something to the root of the volume, you need to authenticate with your password. That should give you pause to consider "do I REALLY need to put this HERE or can it go somewhere else?"
     
  4. henrys thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks buddy
     

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