From PC to MAC - file conversion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Calogero, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Calogero macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Getting a MAC this week. A fully loaded G4 from a buddy of mine that doesn't use it anymore.

    It has all the bells and whistles so I'm super excited. I'm used plenty of MACS before but this I do not know.

    How do I convert all my files on my current PC to the MAC?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    For the most part, there's nothing to convert.

    A .jpg is a .jpg, a .doc is a .doc, an .mp3 is an .mp3. Nothing to change. Just copy everything over and away you go!

    Enjoy your "new" Mac. :cool:
     
  3. Calogero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So the files from MS Word and etc. will just work on the MAC.

    But going from a MAC to PC - that requires conversion no?

    I thought this was more complicated then it is actually turning out to be.

    WOW!!!

    That easy?
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Yup, that easy. It's applications that don't convert over between the two. Some applications may not fully support the files, but that has to be handled on a per file/application basis. That's what standards are for.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Yes - same with Excel, emails, images, songs, movies, pretty much everything with very few exceptions.

    Nope. Same thing.

    Yep. Not complicated at all.

    The applications themselves are different, though. Word for Windows and Word for OS X are not the same, for example.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    ... but Word for Mac will open the same files you used with Word for Windows, for example.

    The only thing that won't transfer over effectively is any Windows viruses you may have. They won't run on your Mac, unfortunately! :D
     

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