Files from Mac to PC

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doomfront, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. doomfront macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    What's the quickest and easiest way to do this? I have over 130 gigs of music I need to transfer back to my PC because they were all deleted.

    Can I just connect them by an ethernet cable and move them that way?

    I know I can use an external to do it, but my external HDD is way too slow.


    Also I'm running Mountain Lion and Windows 7 if that matters
  2. colldo256 macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2012
    You can use a FireWire cable.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    If both computers have Gigabit Ethernet, it will be the fastest way via file sharing.
    If both computers have Firewire 800 or 400, though very unlikely with Windows PCs, you can use that via file sharing.
    If you have a USB 2.0 HDD it will the simplest option, though not as fast as Gigabit Ethernet or Firewire.
    Normal 10/100 Ethernet will take long, not as long as via wireless LAN.
  4. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    External hard drive would take about 4 hours, you can do one transfer overnight, the next transfer then next night. You don't have to sit and wait :)
  5. rhoydotp macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2006
    - Share CIFS on your Windows
    - Mount on Mac
    - run rsync for thr directories on the Mac

    If it doesn't complete, continue the next day. It should pick up where it completed last time. A couple of runs should get all the files sync'ed up
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Unless there's a glitch which can stop the entire process.

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