Files from Windows to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CelticLenny, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. CelticLenny macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2013
    Sorry for another basic noob mac question but...

    I have recently switched to Mac from my old Windows laptop, it's fully working just a bit aesthetically broken and slow.

    I was wondering how I could transfer some files over, mainly music because I want my iTunes library on my macbook so I can add songs to it and sync my iPhone 5 from it. I think this could be really simple but I still can't do it, I am wondering if it's because not all my music (99%) is not from the itunes store,if you get me ;) So is there a way to transfer about 500 songs without a large expensive external hardrive.

    Thankyou for any help!

    Sorry if wrong section I had a quick look but couldn't find any other better section
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you're no longer using your Windows laptop, you could remove the drive and put it in an external drive enclosure. Then plug it in to your Mac and transfer the files by dragging and dropping. The drive could then be used for backups or additional storage.
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Dropbox is a great way to one-time transfer files from one machine to another. Since you have many small files, if you overrun the free 2GB, you can easily do it batches.
  4. Knoodles macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2003
    Gone to the Beach
    Flash drive, burn to disc, google drive, sky drive and on and on.
  5. CelticLenny thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2013
    Thanks a lot man I have got it set up however there is one problem I face and that is that most of my songs I had to edit because I used youtube converters so the artist and song names etc came all under song name, so I changed that and removed stuff etc, is there any way to keep that?
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you manually edit that info, it's stored in the files, so when you move them, you still have that data.
  7. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

    Jun 26, 2012
    If you have an ethernet cable lying around (they're cheap if you don't), you can connect the two computers together and transfer the files that way.

    *Assuming your Mac has an ethernet port.*
  8. CelticLenny thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2013
    Thanks so much for the help! :D It worked only problem is that not sure if i transfered every song and number of plays has reset, but nothing important THANKYOU, is there anything I can give you on the forum +rep or thanks or something?

    I clicked the up button if that matters

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